Two little flowers (and dedicated to them)
On sunny days in our backyard,
two little flowers are seen,
One dressed, at times, in brightest pink
and one in green.
The marigold is radiant,
the rose passing fair;
The violet is ever dear,
the orchid, ever rare;
There's lovliness1 in wild flow'rs
of field or wide savannah,
But fairest, rarest of them all
are Edith and Susanna.
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1 note: this is the spelling used in 129 Songs By Charles Edward
Ives, edited by Hugh Wiley Hitchcock, 2004.
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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
- SPA Spanish (Español) (Alfredo García) , title 1: "Dos pequeñas flores", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Text added to the website: 2003-11-08 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:58
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