Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | April 15, 2009

POEM OF THE DAY: Three Girls

by Hazel Hall (1886 – 1924).

 

Three Girls

 

Three school-girls pass this way each day: 

Two of them go in the fluttery way 

Of girls, with all that girlhood buys; 

But one goes with a dream in her eyes, 

 

Two of them have the eyes of girls                        5

Whose hair is learning scorn of curls, 

But the eyes of one are like wide doors 

Opening out on misted shores. 

 

And they will go as they go to-day 

On to the end of life’s short way;                          10

Two will have what living buys, 

And one will have the dream in her eyes. 

 

Two will die as many must, 

And fitly dust will welcome dust; 

But dust has nothing to do with one—               15

She dies as soon as her dream is done.

 

Notes:

http://www.ochcom.org/hall/

http://www.poetswest.com/directory2.htm#H


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