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First Line: Hid in a close and lowly nook
Last Line: God grant some day your dreams come true.
Subject(s): Cities; Gardens & Gardening; Urban Life

HID in a close and lowly nook
In a city yard where no grass grows --
Wherein nor sun, nor stars may look
Full-faced,- are planted three short rows
Of pansies, geraniums, and a rose.
A little girl with quiet, wide eyes,
Slender figured, in tattered gown,
Whose pallored face no country skies
Have quickened to a healthy brown,
Made this garden in the barren town.
Poor little flowers, your life is hard;
No sun, nor wind, nor evening dew.
Poor little maid, whose city yard
Is a world of happy dreams to you --
God grant some day your dreams come true.

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