Trout Lily

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Trout Lily, Trout Lily come to us soon!
Trout Lily, Trout Lily come before noon!
We called her Trout Lily
for that was her name
It suited her well–
her eyes shimmered like a brookie
and her hair was spring yellow
Trout Lily, Trout Lily sing us a song!
Trout Lily, Trout Lily bring us along!
She showed up every April
like clockwork, never looking older.
She walked into town
smiling at the new folks,
searching for the old ones.
Trout Lily, Trout Lily what do you see?
Trout Lily, Trout Lily is that for me?
She sold her seeds or beads
or spell-laden trinkets, her
brookie eyes twinkling as she
parted with candies stuffed in her
calico pockets for the little ones
who dared call her name.
Trout Lily, Trout Lily give up your treats!
Trout Lily, Trout Lily give us your sweets!
It is April now and we look for her
waiting to see her walk into town
We get nervous as the month gets
close to May.  Even if we are now
old and gray, we wait for her still
and sing for her return.
Trout Lily, Trout Lily, where are you now?
Trout Lily, Trout Lily . . .
© ceg 4.25.11
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