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    AN AUGUST SUNSET.   Table of Contents     NUTTING-TIME.

Smith, Effie Waller
Songs of the Months

- SONGS OF THE MONTHS.
- A GOOD-BYE.


A GOOD-BYE.


It was only three days ago,
I sadly said good-bye
To all my pretty flowers, and wept
To think that they must die.

To my beautiful tea-rose
Which by my window stood;
Which then was full of blossoms
And tender shoots and bud.

And to my scarlet-flowering sage,
And petunias red and white,
My zinnias and my dahlias,
And yellow 'sturtiums bright.

I said good-bye with tear-dimmed eyes,
For were not these the flowers
Which to me had been comrades
Through by-gone summer hours?

My lovely loved chrysanthemums,
(My pride and my delight)
Which bloomed along my garden path
In colors gay and bright.
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And my purple cosmos, lately bloomed,
Tho' not loved any less
Than those that bloomed all summer long
In constant loveliness.

And yet I said good-bye to all,
For winter hastens fast,
And I knew full well their beauty
Could not forever last.
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    AN AUGUST SUNSET.   Table of Contents     NUTTING-TIME.