by Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830 - 1894)

An emerald is as green as grass
Language: English 
An emerald is as green as grass;
  A ruby red as blood;
A sapphire shines as blue as heaven;
  A flint lies in the mud.

A diamond is a brilliant stone,
  To catch the world's desire;
An opal holds a fiery spark;
  But a flint holds fire. 

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