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Bliss Carman, et al., eds.  The World’s Best Poetry.
Volume V. Nature.  1904.
 
III. The Seasons
Snow-Flakes
Mary Mapes Dodge (1831–1905)
 
WHENEVER a snow-flake leaves the sky,
It turns and turns to say “Good-bye!
Good-bye, dear clouds, so cool and gray!”
Then lightly travels on its way.
 
And when a snow-flake finds a tree,        5
“Good-day!” it says—“Good-day to thee!
Thou art so bare, and lonely, dear,
I ’ll rest and call my comrades here.”
 
But when a snow-flake, brave and meek,
Lights on a rosy maiden’s cheek,        10
It starts—“How warm and soft the day!
’T is summer!”—and it melts away.
 
 
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