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Cicely Mary Barker

The Pansy Fairy


Pansy and Petunia,
Periwindle, Pink -
How to choose the best of them,
Leaving out the rest of them,
That is hard, I think.

Poppy with its pepper-pots,
Polyanthus, Pea -
Though I wouldn't slight the rest,
Isn't Pansy quite the best,
Quite the best for P?

Black and brown and velvety,
Purple, yellow, red;
Loved by people big and small,
All who plant and dig at all
In a garden big.


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