Oh, burdock, and you other dock, That have ground coffee for your seeds, And lovely long thin daisies, dear -- She said that you were weeds! She said, "Oh, what a fine bouquet!" But afterwards I heard her say, "She's always dragging in those weeds."
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- by Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 - 1950), no title, appears in Poems Selected for Young People, in From a Very Little Sphinx, no. 2, first published 1929 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- by Michael Armand Fink (b. 1939), "From a very little sphinx", published 1969. [soprano, SSAA chorus, and string quartet or strings].
- by Bernard Wagenaar (1894 - 1971), "From a very little sphinx", published 1926. [soprano or mezzo-soprano and piano].
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