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TO THE DAISY

          BRIGHT Flower! whose home is everywhere,
          Bold in maternal Nature's care,
          And all the long year through the heir
              Of joy or sorrow;
          Methinks that there abides in thee
          Some concord with humanity,
          Given to no other flower I see
              The forest thorough!

          Is it that Man is soon deprest?
          A thoughtless Thing! who, once unblest,                     10
          Does little on his memory rest,
              Or on his reason,
          And Thou would'st teach him how to find
          A shelter under every wind,
          A hope for times that are unkind
              And every season?

          Thou wander'st the wide world about,
          Unchecked by pride or scrupulous doubt,
          With friends to greet thee, or without,
              Yet pleased and willing;                                20
          Meek, yielding to the occasion's call,
          And all things suffering from all
          Thy function apostolical
              In peace fulfilling.
                                                              1803.


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