Please come and spend a fortnight:
   I've ordered you a moon,
I've ordered you a cooling breeze
   To blow at burning noon.
I've ordered you a Milky Way,
   At sunset and a storm
To sorcer skies all soothing-grey
   If it should grow too warm.
I've ordered you a lace-edged surf,
   A phoebe and a thrush,
A magic ring of emerald turf,
   A holy evening hush.
I've ordered morning glory vine
   To trumpet round the gate,
Nasturtium, phlox and columbine
   Upon your wish to wait.
I've ordered berries growing lush
   By every woodland trail.
I've ordered rambler-rose to blush,
   I've told a shy, brown quail
To call "Bob-White!" so clear and sweet
   That you will dream, perchance,
'Tis Pan, who's stealing, sly and fleet,
   To join some elfin dance.
I've ordered plush-embroidered bees
   To lull you with their hum...
So--answer promptly, if you please:
   When may I know you'll come?
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Submitted on March 21, 2021

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 876
Words 151
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 28

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