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First Line: Who's the little old man selling matches?
Last Line: Where's the light in the sky -- and who watches?
Subject(s): Flowers; London; Numismatics; Thames (river); Coins, Commemorative; Medals, Historical


Who's the little old man selling matches?
And the sounds on the boxes -- who scratches?

And the peering pale woman -- her flowers? --
Does she tint them and scent them for lovers?

Do the scarecrows go lighting the lamps to
Cause shadows to shudder, as tramps do?

That slow girl -- her dress like a posie? --
If there's any to pick it now -- who's he?

Those coins made of bubbles of mist -- oh,
Whose were they, and the troubles that kissed so?

Where's London Bridge falling again to? --
Have the tears of the Thames dug a lane? -- Who

Belongs to the throat of the tune there?
And the only face visible's blown -- where?

Where's the little old man selling matches?
Where's the light in the sky -- and who watches?





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