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The Happy Child

The Happy Child

I saw this day sweet flowers grow thick
But not one like the child did pick.

I heard the packhounds in green park
But no dog like the child heard bark.

I heard this day bird after bird
But not one like the child has heard.

A hundred butterflies saw I
But not one like the child saw fly.

I saw the horses roll in grass
But no horse like the child saw pass.

My world this day has lovely been
But not like what the child has seen.



Poem The Happy Child - William Henry Davies