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Poor 'Miss 7'

Language: English

Lone and alone she lies
  Poor Miss 7,
Five steep flights from the earth,
  And one from heaven;
Dark hair and dark brown eyes, --
Not to be sad she tries,
Still -- still it 's lonely lies
  Poor Miss 7.

One day-long watch hath she
  Poor Miss 7,
Not in some orchard sweet
  In April Devon, --
Just four blank walls to see,
And dark come shadowily,
No moon, no stars, ah me!
  Poor Miss 7

And then to wake again,
  Poor Miss 7,
To the cold night, to have
  Sour physic given;
Out of some dream of pain,
Then strive long hours in vain
Deep dreamless sleep to gain:
  Poor Miss 7.

Yet memory softly sings
  Poor Miss 7
Songs full of love and peace
And gladness even;
Clear flowers and tiny wings,
All tender, lovely things,
Hope to her bosom brings --
  Happy Miss 7.


Confirmed with Peacock Pie. A Book of Rhymes by Walter de la Mare, London: Constable & Co. Ltd., [1920], page 95-96.


Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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Text added to the website: 2014-04-15.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:29
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