Joseph Howe

(13 December 1804 – 1 June 1873 / Nova Scotia)

Joseph Howe Poems

1. Sable Island 1/1/2004
2. To The Town Clock 1/1/2004
3. Once More I Put My Bonnet On 1/1/2004

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Once More I Put My Bonnet On

Once more I put my bonnet on,
And tie the ribbons blue,
My showy poplin dress I don,
That's just as good as new,
And smooth and stately as a swan
Go sailing to my pew.
Once more, Ah! me, how oft, how oft,
Shall I the scene repeat?
With graceful ease and manner soft
I sink into my seat,
And round the congregation waft
The sense of odors sweet.

A finer form, a fairer face
Ne'er bent before the stole,
With more restraint, no spotless lace
Did firmer orbs control,
I shine, the Beauty of ...

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