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[p. 11] the technique of composition, but her own poems describing the things she saw from her window, ‘The Swamp,’ ‘The Redwing,’ ‘The Veery,’ ‘Evening Primroses,’ are the true expression of her life.

Suggested by “Chantez! La nuit sera breve,” in ‘Par le Glaive,’ by Jean Richepin:

Lullaby, the sun is going—
     Comes an old man up the stairs,
For a cap the night mists flowing,
     And a cloak of dreams he wears;
Lullaby, the sun is going.

Lullaby, the stars are shining—
     Like a shadow stealthily
Through the nursery door he's creeping.
     Tiptoe—barefoot—peeping sly;
Lullaby, the stars are shining.

Lullaby, the moon is beaming—
     Gently smiling, soft he throws
Golden sand of dream-land gleaming,
     On the lids that will not close.
Lullaby, the moon is beaming.

Lullaby, soft winds are breathing-
     Now the old man's gone away;
Dream wings round the sleeper wreathing
     Cradle him till comes the day.
Lullaby, soft winds are breathing.

The Veery.

Morning over the hills,
     The slanting fingers of shade
Lie with a lingering touch that thrills
     Into dewy valley and glade.

The birch leaves twinkle and wink
     In the touch of the freshening breeze,
And the wild bee hums as down he comes
     Through the aisles of bending trees.

The little brook sings and shines
     As it slips round the hindering stone,
Telling the violets under the pines
     How the sun on the uplands shone.


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