Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, FLOWER DAY, by HARRY RANDOLPH BLYTHE

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FLOWER DAY, by            
First Line: On flower day the gardens came
Last Line: On flower day.
Subject(s): Cities; Poverty; Urban Life

ON Flower Day the gardens came
In close, baked city streets to bloom,
Dark alleys drank the sweet perfume;
The roses reddened many a room —
On Flower Day.

Unnumbered children without name
Were cheered and charmed by fragrant flowers
Fresh from the unknown garden bowers --
Ay! there was balm for countless hours —
On Flower Day.

Love's spark was fanned into a flame,
The city paused its sordid greed,
The latent God in man gave heed
Unto a poor child's soulful need —
On Flower Day.

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