My Little Farm
When a little farm I keep,
I shall tend my kine and sheep,
And my pretty lambs shall fold
In deep pastures starred with gold.
On green carpets they shall tread;
Gold and purple be their bed,
Honeyed clover make their food
Im a watered solitude.
And my garden places shall
Grow me fruits on tree and wall,
Give me blossoms in the spring
And an autumn gathering.
An old dial and a cote
Where the pigeons fly and float,
And a well so green and dim
Where the little fishes swim.
Hives of honey I shall own,
Bees with drowsy monotone
Toil all day to bring me home
Heather honey at the gloam.
'Twixt the mountains and the sea
There my little farm will be,
I shall tend my sheep and kine,
And a thankful heart be mine.
-Katherine Tynan Hinkson
Ideal Catholic Readers #6 +Imprimatur 1916
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