Katharine Lee Bates

Aug. 12, 1859 - Mar. 28, 1929


Your Own Plants Bloom Again

by Katharine Lee Bates

Your own plants bloom again,
Azalea, cyclamen,
Japonica, all keep their rendezvous
With Christmas in the sun.
Ah, but you,
Whose Christmases are done,
The heart of all the room,
Where does my darling bloom?


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