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FRINGED GENTIAN, by             Poem Explanation     Poet Analysis     Poet's Biography
First Line: God made a little gentian
Last Line: "creator! Shall I bloom?"
Subject(s): Flowers; Gentians; Fringed Gentians

God made a little gentian;
It tried to be a rose
And failed, and all the summer laughed.
But just before the snows
There came a purple creature
That ravished all the hill;
And summer hid her forehead,
And mockery was still.
The frosts were her condition;
The Tyrian would not come
Until the North evoked it.
"Creator! shall I bloom?"

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