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Gay Marigold is frolic

Language: English

Gay Marigold is frolic, 
She laughs till summer is done ; 
She hears the Grillie chirping 
All day i' the blazing sun. 

But when the pale moon rises, 
She fain her face would hide ; 
For the high Queen of sorrows 
Disdains her empty pride. 

Fair Primrose haunts the shadow 
With children of the Spring, 
Till in the bloomy woodland 
The nightingale will sing. 

And when he lauds the May-night 
And spirits throng the grove, 
The moon shines thro' the branches 
And floods her heart with love.

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First published in Country Life, July 1906, revised 1912

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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Text added to the website: 2009-02-04.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:42
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