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Poem by Dora Sigerson Shorter


A Meadow Tragedy


Heres a meadow full of sunshine
Ripe grasses lush and high;
Theres a reaper on the roadway,
And a lark hangs in the sky.

Theres a nest of love enclosing
Three little beaks that cry;
The reapers in the meadow
And a lark hangs in the sky.

Heres a mead all full of summer,
And tragedy goes by
With a knife amongst the grasses,
And a song up in the sky.



Dora Sigerson Shorter


Dora Sigerson Shorter's other poems:
  1. The Fairy Changeling
  2. The Scallop Shell
  3. The Kine of My Father
  4. An Imperfect Revolution
  5. Wishes


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