by Cicily Mary Barker

So small, so blue, in grassy places
My flowers raise
Their tiny faces.
By streams, my bigger sisters grow,
And smile in gardens,
In a row.
I’ve never seen a garden plot;
But though I’m small Forget me not!  

 

 

 

Note: Barker loved wildflowers, but she didn't believe in fairies.


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Cicily Mary Barker
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