From The Short Story What The Swallows Did

Louisa May Alcott 1832 – 1888



Swallow, swallow, neighbor swallow,
Starting on your autumn flight,
Pause a moment at my window,
Twitter softly your good-night;
For the summer days are over,
All your duties are well done,
And the happy homes you builded
Have grown empty, one by one.
Swallow, swallow, neighbor swallow,
Are you ready for your flight?
Are all the feather cloaks completed?
Are the little caps all right?
Are the young wings strong and steady
For the journey through the sky?
Come again in early spring-time;
And till then, good-by, good-by!
 

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Scheme AbabcdbdAbebfghg
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 533
Words 90
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 16

Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott was an American novelist best known as author of the novel Little Women and its sequels Little Men and Jo's Boys. more…

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