The Field Daisy

by Ann Taylor

I'm a pretty little thing,
Always coming with the spring;
In the meadows green, I'm found,
Peeping just above the ground,
And my stalk is covered flat
With a white and yellow hat.
Little Mary, when you pass
Lightly o'er the tender grass,
Skip about, but do not tread
On my bright but lowly head,
For I always seem to say,
"Surely winter's gone away."





Today is the birthday of the English poet and literary critic Ann Taylor who was born on January 30, 1782.
Her sister Jane was a poet as well.

Ann famously said,
“The most important thing is to wear a smile.”

As featured on
The Daily Gardener podcast:

Words inspired by the garden are the sweetest, most beautiful words of all.
The Field Daisy

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