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Edith Nesbit (Эдит Несбит)


The Choice


PLAGUE take the dull and dusty town,
Its paved and sordid mazes,
Now Spring has trimmed her pretty gown
With buttercups and daisies!

With half my heart I long to lie
Among the flowered grasses,
And hear the loving leaves that sigh
As their sweet Mistress passes.

Through picture-shows I make my way
While flower-crowned maids go maying,
And all the cultured things I say
That cultured folk are saying.

For I renounce Spring's darling face,
With may-bloom fresh upon it:
My Mistress lives in Grosvenor-place
And wears a Bond-street bonnet! 



Edith Nesbit's other poems:
  1. This Desirable Mansion
  2. The Spider Queen
  3. To Rosamund
  4. In Eclipse
  5. The Monk


Poems of other poets with the same name (Стихотворения других поэтов с таким же названием):

  • Dante Rossetti (Данте Россетти) The Choice ("Think thou and act; to-morrow thou shalt die")
  • William Yeats (Уильям Йейтс) The Choice ("The intellect of man is forced to choose")
  • George Wither (Джордж Уидер) The Choice ("Me so oft my fancy drew")
  • Lucy Montgomery (Люси Монтгомери) The Choice ("Life, come to me in no pale guise and ashen")

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