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Buttercups And Daisies

Title:     Buttercups And Daisies
Author: Jared Barhite [More Titles by Barhite]

Buttercups and daisies,--
Bright children of the lawn--
To the fields are nodding
In the winds of June.
Such beauty of the meadows
Gives a charm so sweet, so strong,
The robin's spirit bursts aloud
In animated song.

Buttercups and daisies
Bloom adown the narrow lane,
Beside the brook in pasture,
And over the wide plain;
Tangles in the meadow
Where ten million flowers bloom,
Draw bee and bird and squirrel,
With their beauty and perfume.

Buttercups and daisies
Aglow in morning light,
And pendant dew-drops sparkling--
Bright diamonds of night--
Send a matin greeting
To the rising god of day,
As he warms them gently
With his golden ray.

Buttercups and daisies
Are jewels to be worn
By all sons and daughters
Of Nature, truly born;
They speak a perfect language,
They lead to the divine,
They cheer the weak and weary
They strengthen and refine.

Buttercups and daisies
May softly o'er me bloom,
When I am sweetly sleeping
Within my restful tomb,
And when by mortal beings
I may forgotten be,
The buttercups and daisies
Shall be dear friends to me.

* * * * *

Modest, meek anemone,
Loved wind-flower of the spring,
You fill our hearts with gladness,
For with your smile you bring
The vitalizing sunshine,
The fruitful April shower,
The pipe of feathered songster,
And bud of sylvan bower.

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Jared Barhite's poem: Buttercups And Daisies