by Helen Taylor (1876 - 1943)

Shy Mignonette
Language: English 
Gay gowns and colours rare,
Bright eyes and tresses fair,
I hardly saw you there,
You were so small and shy
I nearly passed you by,
Oh, what a dullard I,
Mignonette, Mignonette!

Others more fair of face
Flutter their silk and lace,
Yours is the gentler grace,
Drest in your gown of green,
Yours is the modest mien,
Yours is the charm unseen,
Mignonette, Mignonette!

Dearest of maids that be,
You are the maid for me,
You hold my heart in fee,
Graces unguessed before,
Sweetness in hidden store,
Each day I love you more,
Mignonette, Mignonette!


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Researcher for this text: Harry Joelson

This text was added to the website: 2008-02-27
Line count: 24
Word count: 101