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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  An American Anthology, 1787–1900.  1900.
 
1198. Snowflakes
 
By Mary Mapes Dodge
 
 
WHENEVER a snowflake leaves the sky,
It turns and turns to say “Good-by!
Good-by, dear clouds, so cool and gray!”
Then lightly travels on its way.
 
And when a snowflake finds a tree,        5
“Good-day!” it says—“Good-day to thee!
Thou art so bare and lonely, dear,
I ’ll rest and call my comrades here.”
 
But when a snowflake, brave and meek,
Lights on a rosy maiden’s cheek,        10
It starts—“How warm and soft the day!
’T is summer!”—and it melts away.
 

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