Edith Matilda Thomas

(12 August 1854 – 13 September 1925 / Chatham Center / Ohio)

Edith Matilda Thomas Poems

1. The Masquerade Of Time 3/20/2012
2. Black Flag! 3/20/2012
3. Ride, Vigilantes! 3/20/2012
4. The Young of Spring -new- 5/6/2015
5. The Blessed Present 3/20/2012
6. The Mother Who Died Too 3/20/2012
7. The War Of Bread 3/20/2012
8. Nature And Man 3/20/2012
9. The Red Cross Nurse 3/20/2012
10. The Inverted Torch 1/4/2003
11. Winter Sleep 1/4/2003
12. "Frost To-Night" 1/4/2003
Best Poem of Edith Matilda Thomas

"Frost To-Night"

Apple-green west and an orange bar,
And the crystal eye of a lone, one star . . .
And, "Child, take the shears and cut what you will,
Frost to-night -- so clear and dead-still."

Then, I sally forth, half sad, half proud,
And I come to the velvet, imperial crowd,
The wine-red, the gold, the crimson, the pied, --
The dahlias that reign by the garden-side.

The dahlias I might not touch till to-night!
A gleam of the shears in the fading light,
And I gathered them all, -- the splendid throng,
And in one great sheaf I bore them along.

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