Jean Blewett
Dady’s Boy by Jean Blewett

Dady’s Boy by Jean Blewett

It is time for bed, so the nurse declares,But I slip off to the nook,The cozy nook at the head of the stairs,Where daddy's reading his book.'I want to sit here awhile on your ...

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Dawn by Jean Blewett

Dawn by Jean Blewett

I cannot echo the old wish to die at morn, as darkness strays!We have been glad together greeting some new-born radiant days,The earth would hold me, every day familiar ...

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Christmas Conversion by Jean Blewett

Christmas Conversion by Jean Blewett

I can see her in the kitchen,Apron on and sleeves rolled up,Measurin' spices in a teaspoon,Figs and raisins in a cup.Now she's throwin' apple quartersIn that wooden bowl of ...

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A Boy’s Trials by Jean Blewett

A Boy’s Trials by Jean Blewett

When I was but a little ladOne thing I could not bear,It was to stand at mother's kneeAnd have her comb my hair.They didn't keep boys' hair as shortAs it's kept now-a-days,And ...

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Decorating The Old Church by Jean Blewett

Decorating The Old Church by Jean Blewett

Gray old gardener, what do you bring?'Laurel and ivy and bay,With palms for the crowning of a King-The morrow is Christmas Day.'Holly with thorns, and berries like bloodOn its ...

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A Prayer Of Love by Jean Blewett

A Prayer Of Love by Jean Blewett

A prayer of love, O Father!A fair and flowery wayLife stretches out before theseOn this their marriage day.O pour Thy choicest blessing,Withhold no gift of Thine,Fill all their ...

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Discontent by Jean Blewett

Discontent by Jean Blewett

My soul spoke low to Discontent:Long hast thou lodged with me,Now, ere the strength of me is spent,I would be quit of thee.Thy presence means revolt, unrest,Means labor, longing, ...

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Chrysanthemum’s Court by Jean Blewett

Chrysanthemum’s Court by Jean Blewett

They lift their faces to the light,And aye they are a gallant band;The queen of all is snowy white-A stately thing, and tall and grand.See, close beside, in yellow drest,Is the ...

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As Good As A Girl by Jean Blewett

As Good As A Girl by Jean Blewett

Oh, a big broad-shouldered fellow was Ben,And homely as you would see,Such an awkward walker and stammering talker,And as bashful as he could be.The son of a lone, widowed mother ...

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Despair by Jean Blewett

Despair by Jean Blewett

We catch a glimpse of it, gaunt and gray,When the golden sunbeams are all abroad;We sober a moment, then softly say:The world still lies in the hand of God.We watch it stealthily ...

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A Song Of Cheer by Jean Blewett

A Song Of Cheer by Jean Blewett

Here's a song of cheerFor the whole long year:We've only to do our best,Take up our partWith a strong, true heart-The Lord will do all the rest.

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A Good Woman by Jean Blewett

A Good Woman by Jean Blewett

Her eyes are the windows of a soulWhere only the white thoughts spring,And they look, as the eyes of the angels look,For the good in everything.Her lips can whisper the tenderest ...

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Billy by Jean Blewett

Billy by Jean Blewett

O! He was the boy of the house, you know,A jolly and rollicking lad;He never was sick, he never was tired,And nothing could make him sad.If he started to play at sunrise,Not a ...

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All On An April Morning by Jean Blewett

All On An April Morning by Jean Blewett

The teacher was wise and learned, I wis,All nonsense she held in scorning,But you never can tell what the primmest missWill do of a bright spring morning.What this one did was to ...

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All Love Asks by Jean Blewett

All Love Asks by Jean Blewett

All Love asks is a heart to stay in;A brave, true heart to be glad and gay in;A garden of tender thoughts to play in;A faith unswerving through cold or heatTill the heart where ...

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Christy And The Pipers by Jean Blewett

Christy And The Pipers by Jean Blewett

'Twas a score of years since I'd heard the pipes,But the other night I heard them; There are sweet old memories in my heart,And the music woke and stirred them.In the armories, at ...

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August by Jean Blewett

August by Jean Blewett

God in His own right hand doth take each day-Each sun-filled day-each rare and radiant night,And dropp it softly on the earth and say:'Touch earth with heaven's own beauty and ...

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St. Andrew’s Day-A Toast by Jean Blewett

St. Andrew’s Day-A Toast by Jean Blewett

Wha cares if skies be dull and gray?Wha heeds November weather?Let ilka Scot be glad to-dayThe whole wide warl' thegither.We're a' a prood and stubborn lot,And clannish-sae fowk ...

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An April Fool Of Long Ago by Jean Blewett

An April Fool Of Long Ago by Jean Blewett

In powdered wig and buckled shoe,Knee-breeches, coat and waistcoat gay,The wealthy squire rode forth to wooUpon a first of April day.He would forget his lofty birth,His spreading ...

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October by Jean Blewett

October by Jean Blewett

Who is it says May is the crown of the year?Who is it says June is the gladdest?Who is it says Autumn is withered and sere,The gloomiest season and saddest?You shut to your doors ...

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Life’s Grandest Things by Jean Blewett

Life’s Grandest Things by Jean Blewett

What is the greatest work of all?The work that comes every day;The work that waits us on ev'ry handIs work that, for us, is truly grand,And the love of work is our pay.What is the ...

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St. Patrick’s Day by Jean Blewett

St. Patrick’s Day by Jean Blewett

There's an Isle, a green Isle, set in the sea,Here's to the Saint that blessed it!And here's to the billows wild and freeThat for centuries have caressed it!Here's to the day when ...

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The Cornflower by Jean Blewett

The Cornflower by Jean Blewett

The day she came we were planting corn,The west eighty-acre field,-These prairie farms are great for size,And they're sometimes great for yield.'The new school-ma'am is up to the ...

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Wild Strawberries by Jean Blewett

Wild Strawberries by Jean Blewett

The glad, glad days, and the pleasant ways-Ho! for the fields and the wildwood!The scents, the sights, and the dear delights-Ho! for our care-free childhood!Heavy the air with a ...

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The Lake Shore Road by Jean Blewett

The Lake Shore Road by Jean Blewett

'Tis noon, the meadow stretches in the sun,And every little spear of grass uplifts its slimness to the glowTo let the heavy-laden bees pass out.A stream comes at a snail's pace ...

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The Tryst by Jean Blewett

The Tryst by Jean Blewett

The harvest moon in yellow hazeIs steeping all the sea and land,Is kindling paths and shining waysAround the hills, across the sand.And there are only thou and I-O sweetheart, ...

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A Bit O’ Shamrock by Jean Blewett

A Bit O’ Shamrock by Jean Blewett

We met her on the hillside greenBelow old Castle Blarney;Her name, she whispered, was Eileen,Her home it was Killarney.I see her yet, her Irish eyesBlue gray as seas in summer,And ...

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A Hint by Jean Blewett

A Hint by Jean Blewett

Among the vivid green I seeA yellow leaf,And yonder in the basswood treeAn empty nest swings lonesomely-The wheat's in sheaf.

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Remembrance by Jean Blewett

Remembrance by Jean Blewett

'Once they were lovers,' says the world, 'with young hearts all aglow;They have forgotten,' says the world, 'forgotten long ago.'Between ourselves-just whisper it-the old world ...

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A Song Of Harvest Home by Jean Blewett

A Song Of Harvest Home by Jean Blewett

Praise God for blessings great and small,For garden bloom and orchard store,The crimson vine upon the wall,The green and gold of maples tall,For harvest-field and ...

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April by Jean Blewett

April by Jean Blewett

God's garden is this dim old wood,And hidden in its bosomThe bursting bud, the feathery leafAnd soft, sweet smelling blossom.Ho! May is fair, and glorious June,In rose leaves doth ...

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Archibald Lampman by Jean Blewett

Archibald Lampman by Jean Blewett

You sing of winter gray and chill,Of silent stream and frozen lake,Of naked woods, and winds that wakeTo shriek and sob o'er vale and hill.And straight we breathe the bracing ...

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Love’s Service by Jean Blewett

Love’s Service by Jean Blewett

Your presence is a psalm of praise,And as its measure grandly ringsGod's finger finds my heart and playsA te deum upon its strings.I never see you but I feelThat I in gratitude ...

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Strength by Jean Blewett

Strength by Jean Blewett

Write on Life's tablet all things tender, great and good,Uncaring that full oft thou art misunderstood.Interpretation true is foreign to the throngThat runs and reads; heed not ...

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The Firstborn by Jean Blewett

The Firstborn by Jean Blewett

The harvest sun lay hot and strongOn waving grain and grain in sheaf,On dusty highway stretched along,On hill and vale, on stalk and leaf.The wind which stirred the tasseled ...

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The Mother’s Lecture by Jean Blewett

The Mother’s Lecture by Jean Blewett

There's nothing, did you say, Reuben?There's nothing, nothing at all,There's nothing to thank the Lord for This disappointing fall.For the frost it cut your corn down, Right when ...

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Woman by Jean Blewett

Woman by Jean Blewett

Not faultless, for she was not fashioned so,A mingling of the bitter and the sweet;Lips that can laugh and sigh and whisper lowOf hope and trust and happiness complete,Or speak ...

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When Paganini Plays by Jean Blewett

When Paganini Plays by Jean Blewett

'Dawn!' laughs the bow, and we straight see the sky,Crimson, and golden, and gray,See the rosy cloudlets go drifting by,And the sheen on the lark as, soaring high,He carols to ...

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When Trees Are Green by Jean Blewett

When Trees Are Green by Jean Blewett

Would you be glad of heart and good?Would you forget life's toil and care?Come, lose yourself in this old woodWhen May's soft touch is everywhere.The hawthorn trees are white as ...

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The Wooing O’ Katie by Jean Blewett

The Wooing O’ Katie by Jean Blewett

McLeod of Dare called his son to him.McLeod of Dare looked stern and grim,For he was sending on mission graveHis son, and though he knew him braveThe old man trembled lest he ...

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O Radiance Of Life’s Morning by Jean Blewett

O Radiance Of Life’s Morning by Jean Blewett

O Radiance of life's morning! O gold without alloy!O love that lives through all the years! O full, O perfect joy!The hills of earth touch heaven, the heaven of blue and gold,And ...

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The Song Of The Bells by Jean Blewett

The Song Of The Bells by Jean Blewett

He frowned and shook his snowy head.'Those clanging bells! they deafen quiteWith their unmeaning song,' he said.'I'm weary of it all to-night-The gladness, sadness. I'm so oldI ...

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Youth And June by Jean Blewett

Youth And June by Jean Blewett

I was your lover long ago, sweet June,Ere life grew hard; I am your lover still,And follow gladly to the wondrous tuneYou pipe on golden reeds to vale and hill.I am your lover ...

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Spring by Jean Blewett

Spring by Jean Blewett

O the frozen valley and frozen hill make a coffin wide and deep,And the dead river lies, all its laughter stilled within it, fast asleep.The trees that have played with the merry ...

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When The Dusk Comes Down by Jean Blewett

When The Dusk Comes Down by Jean Blewett

Do you know what I will love best of allTo do when I'm old? At the close of dayWhen the dusk comes down and the shadows play,And the wind sings loud in the poplars tall,I will ...

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The Barley Fields by Jean Blewett

The Barley Fields by Jean Blewett

The sunset has faded, there's but a tinge,Saffron pale, where a star of whiteHas tangled itself in the trailing fringeOf the pearl-gray robe of the summer night.O the green of the ...

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The Way To Dreamland by Jean Blewett

The Way To Dreamland by Jean Blewett

With an angel flower-laden, every day a dimpled maidenSails away from off my bosom on a radiant sea of bliss;I can see her drifting, drifting, hear the snowy wings upliftingAs he ...

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Vashti by Jean Blewett

Vashti by Jean Blewett

'O last days of the year!' she whispered low,'You fly too swiftly past. Ah, you might stayA while, a little while. Do you not knowWhat tender things you bear with you away?'I'm ...

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The Treasure Box by Jean Blewett

The Treasure Box by Jean Blewett

I asked Aunt Persis yester-eve, as twilight fell,If she had things of value hidden safe away-Treasures that were her very own? And did she loveTo bring them forth, and feast her ...

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Two Monuments by Jean Blewett

Two Monuments by Jean Blewett

Two men were born the self-same hour:The one was heir to untold wealth,To pride of birth and love of power;The other's heritage was health.A sturdy frame, an honest heart,Of human ...

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