Louisa May Alcott Poems

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The Lay Of A Golden Goose

Long ago in a poultry yard
One dull November morn,
Beneath a motherly soft wing
A little goose was born.

Lily-Bell And Thistledown Song I

Awake! Awake! for the earliest gleam
Of golden sunlight shines
On the rippling waves, that brightly flow
Beneath the flowering vines.

Beds To The Front Of Them

'Beds to the front of them,
Beds to the right of them,
Beds to the left of them,
Nobody blundered.

A Song From The Suds

Queen of my tub, I merrily sing,
While the white foam raises high,
And sturdily wash, and rinse, and wring,
And fasten the clothes to dry;

In The Garret

Four little chests all in a row,
Dim with dust, and worn by time,
All fashioned and filled, long ago,

Chingery Wangery Chan

'In China there lived a little man,
His name was Chingery Wangery Chan.'
'His legs were short, his feet were small,

He Prayeth Best Who Loveth Best

'He prayeth best who loveth best
All things, both great and small;


I am the monarch of the Sea,
The ruler of the Queen's Navee,--
When at anchor here I ride,
My bosom swells with pride,

From Our Happy Home

From our happy home
Through the world we roam
One week in all the year,

'The Rose Family' Song 1

O flower at my window
Why blossom you so fair,
With your green and purple cup
Upturned to sun and air?