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Bliss Carman, et al., eds.  The World’s Best Poetry.
Volume I. Of Home: of Friendship.  1904.
 
Poems of Home: II. For Children
Under My Window
Thomas Westwood (1814–1888)
 
UNDER my window, under my window,
  All in the Midsummer weather,
Three little girls with fluttering curls
  Flit to and fro together:—
There ’s Bell with her bonnet of satin sheen,        5
And Maud with her mantle of silver-green,
  And Kate with her scarlet feather.
 
Under my window, under my window,
  Leaning stealthily over,
Merry and clear, the voice I hear,        10
  Of each glad-hearted rover.
Ah! sly little Kate, she steals my roses;
And Maud and Bell twine wreaths and posies,
  As merry as bees in clover.
 
Under my window, under my window,        15
  In the blue Midsummer weather,
Stealing slow, on a hushed tiptoe,
  I catch them all together:—
Bell with her bonnet of satin sheen,
And Maud with her mantle of silver-green,        20
  And Kate with the scarlet feather.
 
Under my window, under my window,
  And off through the orchard closes;
While Maud she flouts, and Bell she pouts,
  They scamper and drop their posies;        25
But dear little Kate takes naught amiss,
And leaps in my arms with a loving kiss,
  And I give her all my roses.
 
 
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