Henry O'Meara Ballads of America

Decoration

FLOWERING YEARS

ACCOMPANYING A GIFT OF NINE ROSEBUDS FROM A CLASSMATE,
TO MARION FULLER ON HER NINTH BIRTHDAY
CLASSMATE, as in young bloom of budding day,
   Your life of flowering years has yielded nine;
I come with buds your claims of love to pay, -
   For every full-blown year indite a line,
   With hope that in these tiny gifts of mine,
To each fair calyx friendship's hue may cling,
   And rosy joys in every petal twine, -
On Marion's birthdays flowers of bliss to fling,
On each fair bloss'ming Fuller fragrance bring.
 
Decoration
CONSECRATION OF A BISHOP CONTENTS A VANISHED RAY

 

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