As Children Bid the Guest

PL

As children bid the guest good-night,
And then reluctant turn,
My flowers raise their pretty lips,
Then put their nightgowns on.

As children caper when they wake,
Merry that it is morn,
My flowers from a hundred cribs
Will peep, and prance again.

First print Nature XVII, 17
Johnson 133 | Franklin 127

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