THE MANY-MANSIONED HOUSE
AND OTHER POEMS


By
EDWARD WILLIAM THOMSON




 

To S. M. S.



ONE Autumn, after early snow had sprinkled fields with white,
It seemed that quickening Spring returned to Earth with fresh             delight,
Grass greened again, pink blossoms pranked the twigs of             orchard trees,
Good children found ripe strawberries, new roses puzzled bees,
Bold robins that had flocked afar flew back by ones and twos,

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The girls resumed their summer frocks, the boys their canvas             shoes,
And people thanked, as I thank you, the life-renewing Sun
The more because such things were so unseasonably done.
 

 

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