A Little Song Of Life

Lizette Woodworth Reese 1856 (Waverly) – 1935



Glad that I live am I;
That the sky is blue;
Glad for the country lanes,
And the fall of dew.

After the sun the rain;
After the rain the sun;
This is the way of life,
Till the work be done.

All that we need to do,
Be we low or high,
Is to see that we grow
Nearer the sky.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on April 22, 2023

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Scheme ABXB XCXC BAXA
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 268
Words 64
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4

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