Now and Then
Hangs with roses, red or white;
Now and then the calla lily
Holds her cup to catch the light.
Now and then the frost flowers gather
On the wintry window pane;
Now and then the magic hoarfrost
Blossoms out in field and lane.
Now and then the poet, musing,
Has a mystic view and ken;
Then he plucks a poem flower:
But 'tis only___Now and Then.
Quillings In Verse
John Edward Everett
(Smith Center: ___. 1912)