Verse > Anthologies > The World’s Best Poetry > Vol. I. Of Home: of Friendship
  PREVIOUSNEXT  
CONTENTS · BOOK CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
Bliss Carman, et al., eds.  The World’s Best Poetry.
Volume I. Of Home: of Friendship.  1904.
 
Poems of Home: IV. Youth
A Knot of Blue
Samuel Minturn Peck (1854–1938)
 
For the Boys of Yale

SHE hath no gems of lustre bright
  To sparkle in her hair;
No need hath she of borrowed light
  To make her beauty fair.
Upon her shining locks afloat        5
  Are daisies wet with dew,
And peeping from her lissome throat
  A little knot of blue.
 
A dainty knot of blue,
  A ribbon blithe of hue.        10
It fills my dreams with sunny gleams,—
  That little knot of blue.
 
I met her down the shadowed lane,
  Beneath the apple-tree,
The balmy blossoms fell like rain        15
  Upon my love and me:
And what I said or what I did
  That morn I never knew,
But to my breast there came and hid
  A little knot of blue.        20
 
A little knot of blue,
  A love knot strong and true,
’T will hold my heart till life shall part,—
  That little knot of blue.
 
 
CONTENTS · BOOK CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
  PREVIOUSNEXT  
 
Loading
Click here to shop the Bartleby Bookstore.

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2014 Bartleby.com · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors