by Sara Teasdale (1884 - 1933)

Pierrot stands in the garden
Language: English 
Pierrot stands in the garden
Beneath a waning moon,
And on his lute he fashions
A [fragile]1 silver tune.

Pierrot plays in the garden,
He thinks he plays for me,
But I am quite forgotten
Under the cherry tree.

Pierrot plays in the garden,
And all the roses know
That Pierrot loves his music, --
But I love Pierrot.

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1 Griffes, Rybner: "little"


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This text was added to the website: 2004-05-27
Line count: 12
Word count: 58