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Mrs. Earth

Language: English

Mrs. Earth makes silver black,
  Mrs. Earth makes iron red,
But Mrs. Earth can not stain gold,
  Nor ruby red.
Mrs. Earth the slenderest bone
  Whitens in her bosom cold,
But Mrs. Earth can change my dreams
  No more than ruby or gold.
Mrs. Earth and Mr. Sun
  Can tan my skin, and tire my toes,
But all that I'm thinking of, ever shall think,
  Why, neither knows.


Confirmed with Peacock Pie. A Book of Rhymes by Walter de la Mare, London: Constable & Co. Ltd., [1920], p. 6


Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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Text added to the website: 2014-02-25.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:28
Line count: 12
Word count: 68

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