Five Songs

Song Cycle by Mary Elizabeth Turner Salter (1856 - 1938)

Word count: 84

?. Life [sung text not yet checked]

A crust of bread and a corner to sleep in,
A minute to smile and an hour to weep in,
A pint of joy to a peck of trouble,
And never a laugh but the moans come double;
        And that is life!

A crust and a corner that love makes precious,
With a smile to warm and the tears to refresh us;
And joy seems sweeter when cares come after,
And a moan is the finest of foils for laughter;
        And that is life!


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