BY JOYCE O'PRAY.
There's a heartiness in the way
That blithesome children play;
In the gay song the robins sing
There's glad, welcome spring.
Suburbanites their gardens plan,
Trying to surpass the neighboring man;
From morn to night, an echo rings
Of the harboring of growing things.
Choking brooks and grassy sprouts
Leap and swell with joyous shouts;
All nature ope's her portals,
And spring's songs sway the hearts of mortals.
From your firesides break away!
Spend all the day in careless play!
Face the dawn with god-like cheer,
For a new springtime is here!
Troy Times. April 21, 1933: 20 col 1.
Joyce O'Pray Mohan Lower (1914-1991)
St. Peter's Cemetery, Stillwater, NY