'The Rose Family' Song II

Louisa May Alcott

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O lesson well and wisely taught
Stay with me to the last,
That all my life may better be
For the trial that is past.
O vanity, mislead no more!
Sleep, like passions, long!
Wake, happy heart, and dance again
To the music of my song!

O summer days, flit fast away,
And bring the blithesome hour
When we three wanderers shall meet
Safe in our household flower!
O dear mamma, lament no more!
Smile on us as we come,
Your grief has been our punishment,
Your love has led us home.

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  • juliannetrice9

    This poem by Louisa May Alcott surely takes me back to my younger days when I first read it! I wonder, does anyone else feel that the poetess is trying to convey a lesson about life in this beautiful piece?