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THE CLOAK, by            
First Line: The cloak life made for her was gray in hue
Last Line: Envied the glorious garment that she wore.
Subject(s): Fashion


The cloak Life made for her was gray in hue
And shaped to hide her lissomness of line,
But from the scrap-bags of the folk she knew
She cut and fashioned many a gay design
And made a border full of fruit and flowers,
Orange and green and gold, with here and there
A butterfly that danced away the hours,
Or red-bird darting through the sun-filled air.
A scrap of song a lover sang one day,
The kiss a mother gave her latest born,
The happy laughter of a child at play
Were fashioned all her gray cloak to adorn.
And neighbors, passing in and out her door,
Envied the glorious garment that she wore.





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