After

Lizette Woodworth Reese 1856 (Waverly) – 1935



Oh, the littles that remain!
Scent of mint out in the lane;
Flare of window; sound of bees; —
These, but these.

Three times sitting down to bread;
One time climbing up to bed;
Table-setting o’er and o’er;
Drying herbs for winter’s store;
This thing; that thing;—nothing more.

But just now out in the lane,
Oh, the scent of mint was plain!

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on April 14, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AABB CCDDD AA
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 346
Words 65
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 4, 5, 2

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