Pine, Rose and Fleur de Lis

by Susie Frances Harrison


 

AT STE ROSE


 

How the days are long at little St. Rose,
       Long in the leaf-time, long in July,
Very long when the winter sunshine glows!

In Xmas week when the shops disclose
       To the people in town grand things to buy,

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How the days are long at little Ste. Rose!

“Yes!” pouts Corinne, with her little nose
       At the window pane, “it is long!” (with a sigh)
“Very long when the winter sunshine glows,

And there is but Josephe and mon oncle who doze,

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       And nothing outside but the snow and the sky—
How the days are long at little Ste. Rose.

I can tell you—quick!” Ah, the fierce little pose
       Of the petulant puss who the Fates would defy!
What! Long when the winter sunshine glows,

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In the spring time too? Now I think if she chose,
       I would willingly turn aside and try
If the days are long at little Ste. Rose,
Very long when the winter sunshine glows.
 

 


 

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