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Jessie Willcox Smith 'A Rainy Day' 1908

"This whole day long has been just mine and Mother's, in the fireplace glow"

 

Illustration for the book "Dream Blocks" (1908) by Aileen Cleveland Higgins: flic.kr/p/974fPv

Mixed media on board

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A RAINY DAY

 

WHEN I woke up and saw the rain

In blurs upon the window-pane,

I said I hated such a day,

Because I couldn't run and play,

Out in the sunshine and the grass.

It's queer how such a day can pass

So soon, before you know it 'most,

And while I eat my milk and toast,

Before I go to bed, I think

I've never had a day so pink.

Without the sun to make the shine,

This whole day long has been just mine

And Mother's, in the fireplace glow. -

Because it rained, it made it so.

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Read the book with all the illustrations online: archive.org/stream/dreamblocks00higg#page/14/mode/2up

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