Katharine Lee Bates

Aug. 12, 1859 - Mar. 28, 1929


A Frosted Bush In The Sun

by Katharine Lee Bates

An arsenal of diamond spears,
A rainbow splintering
Into a million points of sheen,
A little blazing Troy.
Its beauty stirs the pool of tears
As by an angel's wing,
Troubling the waters with a keen
Revivifying joy.


Yellow Clover: A Book Of Remembrance
Copyright 1922
E. P. Dutton & Company, New York