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St. Valentine's Day

Edith Nesbit 1858 (Kennington, Surrey ) – 1924 (New Romney, Kent)

The South is a dream of flowers
  With a jewel for sky and sea,
Rose-crowns for the dancing hours,
  Gold fruits upon every tree;
But cold from the North The wind blows forth
  That blows my love to me.
The stars in the South are gold
  Like lamps between sky and sea;
The flowers that the forests hold.
  Like stars between tree and tree;
But little and white Is the pale moon's light
  That lights my love to me.
In the South the orange grove
  Makes dusk by the dusky sea,
White palaces wrought for love
  Gleam white between tree and tree,
But under bare boughs Is the little house
  Warm-lit for my love and me.

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Edith Nesbit

Edith Nesbit (married name Edith Bland) was an English author and poet; she published her books for children under the name of E. Nesbit. She wrote or collaborated on more than 60 books of children's literature. She was also a political activist and co-founded the Fabian Society, a socialist organisation later affiliated to the Labour Party. more…

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