The Poems of Eugene Field, Complete Edition (Toronto: McClelland and Goodchild, 1910): 486-87. ROBA PS 1665 A2 1910. From Eugene Field, Sharps and Flats (Julia Sutherland Field, 1900, 1901).
2 Strays o'er the meads where daisies blow,
3Or, ling'ring where the brooklets purl,
4 Laves in the cool, refreshing flow.
5To-morrow, Thisbe, with a host
6 Of amorous suitors in her train,
7Comes like a goddess forth to coast
8 Or skate upon the frozen main.
9To-day, sweet posies mark her track,
10 While birds sing gayly in the trees;
11To-morrow morn, her sealskin sack
12 Defies the piping polar breeze.
13So Doris is to-day enthused
14 By Thisbe's soft, responsive sighs,
15And on the morrow is confused
16 By Thisbe's cold, repellent eyes.
1] Thisbe: among others, the tragic heroine of the rustics' play-within-the-play in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Back to Line
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