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A SONG OF A GARDEN, by                     Poet's Biography
First Line: What a thing a garden is
Last Line: To bid grow, to increase!
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Animals; Bees; Birds; Dreams; Flowers; Gardens & Gardening; Herbs; Insects; Medicine; Quiet Life; Beekeeping; Nightmares; Bugs; Drugs, Prescription

WHAT a thing a garden is
For sweet dreams and quietness!

Roses and Lilies,
Narcissus, Daffodillies,
Irises and Phlox and Stocks
And the Sultan Hollyhocks.
Pansies tawny and amethyst.

What a thing a garden is
For medicinal heartease!

Lilac white and Lilac blue,
And a bird-song in the dew;
Apple-blossom white and rose,
Blue Forget-me-not and those
Pinks that have a spicy smell:
Honest Lavender as well.

What a thing a garden is
For the birds, for the bees!

Oh, from the dark earth to hale
Tulips and the Primrose pale!
Hyacinth, all that comes before
The full Summer's golden store;
For to create, for to bid live
These so sweet, so fugitive!

What a thing a garden is
To bid grow, to increase!

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