The Cottage Garden

A Cottage Garden

I’ll plant and water, sow and weed,
Till not an inch of earth shows brown,
And take a vow of each small seed
To grow to greenness and renown:
And then some day you’ll pass my way,
See gold and crimson, bell and star,
And catch my garden’s soul, and say:
“How sweet these cottage gardens are!”

– Edith Nesbit, the poem Seed-Time and Harvest
from the Pomander of Verse, 1895

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