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Katherine Mansfield (Кэтрин Мэнсфилд)


Little Brother’s Secret


When my birthday was coming
Little Brother had a secret:
He kept it for days and days
And just hummed a little tune when I asked him.
But one night it rained
And I woke up and heard him crying:
Then he told me.
“I planted two lumps of sugar in your garden
Because you love it so frightfully
I thought there would be a whole sugar tree for your birthday,
And now it will all be melted.”
O the darling!



Katherine Mansfield's other poems:
  1. Night-Scented Stock
  2. The Secret
  3. Sorrowing Love
  4. A New Hymn
  5. There Is a Solemn Wind Tonight


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