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Saturday, 3 September 2016

September by Susan Frances Riley Harrison (Seranus)

Birds that were gray in the green are black in the yellow.
Here where the green remains rocks one little fellow.

Quaker in gray, do you know that the green is going?
More than that— do you know that the yellow is showing?

Singer of songs, do you know that your Youth is flying?
That Age will soon at the lock of your life be prying?

Lover of life, do you know that the brown is going?
More than that— do you know that the gray is showing?

From: Harrison, S. Frances (Seranus), Pine, Rose and Fleur de Lis, 1891, Hart & Company: Toronto, p. 168.
(https://archive.org/stream/pineroseandfleu01goog#page/n176/mode/2up)

Date: 1891

By: Susan Frances Riley Harrison (Seranus) (1859-1935)