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Where are the snowdrops?

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“Where are the snowdrops?” said the sun.
“Dead” said the frost, “Buried and lost, every one.”
“A foolish answer,” said the sun
“They did not die, asleep they lie, every one.
And I will awake them, I the sun,
Into the light, all clad in white, every one.”
“It’s rather dark in the earth today”
said one little bulb to its brother.
“But I thought that I felt a sunbeam’s ray.
We must strive and grow ’til we find our way”
and they nestled close to each other.
They struggled and strived by day and by night,
’til two little snowdrops in green and white
rose out of the darkness and into the light;
and softly kissed one another.

By Annie Mattheson born March 1853 died 1924

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awww what a lovely little poem ,thank you for putting it on wagger :o)))

20 Feb, 2010

 

So sweet , and so appropriate for this time of year .Thanks Wagger.

20 Feb, 2010

 

What a beautiful and apt poem Wagger..thank you for sharing.

20 Feb, 2010

 

I'm glad you enjoyed it!

20 Feb, 2010

 

really nice~we need a little book of GOY poetry~a best seller!

20 Feb, 2010

uma
Uma
 

What a lovely poem, Wagger! Thanks...

20 Feb, 2010

 

I used to read that to my class way back....I liked it then, and still do - thanks, Wagger. :-)))

20 Feb, 2010

 

lovely poem wagger and nice pic to :o))

21 Feb, 2010

 

It makes me smile on a grey morning with MORE white stuff on the ground.

21 Feb, 2010

 

Wonderful poem loved it and love the cluster of snowdrops too glad they awoke

21 Feb, 2010

 

Lovely poem ...

21 Feb, 2010

 

Thanks for this Wagger, have nominated it for GoYpedia poems.

21 Feb, 2010

 

I really enjoyed that Wagger, thanks for sharing it with us. :o)

21 Feb, 2010

 

Lovely poem and one I haven't heard before. Thank you :)

21 Feb, 2010

 

I enjoyed the poem too, I had never heard it before.

21 Feb, 2010

 

Thats a smashing poem Wagger....really enjoyed it.....all we need now some rays of the sun..........

23 Feb, 2010

 

It's good to share :-))) Yes, some rays would be lovely, Janey. At least yesterday's snow has moved north and turned to rain here.

24 Feb, 2010

 

Loved the poem

They struggled through the cold earth and now the little flowers of white are bursting forth ready to show their flecks of green and scent the air.

25 Feb, 2010

 

Great!! :-))

25 Feb, 2010

 

What a lovely poem, not heard it before......

28 Feb, 2010

 

Thank you, Linda, David and Daisy.

3 Mar, 2010

 

Lovely to see this poem, we used to sing it in Harlescott Grange infant school, Shrewsbury,Shropshire. 50 years ago.

19 May, 2011

 

Forgot to say, this was about 50 years ago

19 May, 2011

 

I was at senior school by then Emrual, lol. Glad you enjoyed it.

19 May, 2011

 

just saw this poem and brought back lovely memories. my sister used to sing this to me when I was a little girl.....65 years ago! she is now in a nursing home and I sing it to her.....we call it "our poem"

23 Jun, 2014

 

I'd love to know the tune to this! We could all sing it together then, lol.

16 Jul, 2014

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