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Bliss Carman, et al., eds.  The World’s Best Poetry.
Volume I. Of Home: of Friendship.  1904.
Poems of Home: V. The Home
Two Pictures
Annie D. Green (Marian Douglas) (1842–1913)
AN OLD farm-house with meadows wide,
And sweet with clover on each side;
A bright-eyed boy, who looks from out
The door with woodbine wreathed about
And wishes his one thought all day:        5
“O, if I could but fly away
  From this dull spot, the world to see,
How happy, happy, happy,
  How happy I should be!”
Amid the city’s constant din,        10
A man who round the world has been,
Who, mid the tumult and the throng,
Is thinking, thinking all day long:
“O, could I only tread once more
The field-path to the farm-house door,        15
  The old, green meadow could I see,
How happy, happy, happy,
  How happy I should be!”

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