by Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830 - 1894)

A diamond or a coal?
Language: English 
A diamond or a coal?
  A diamond, if you please:
Who cares about a clumsy coal
  Beneath the summer trees?

A diamond or a coal?
  A coal, sir, if you please:
One comes to care about the coal
  What time the waters freeze. 

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