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The Green Lady by Charlotte Druitt Cole









The Green Lady

by Charlotte Druitt Cole


A lovely Green Lady

Embroiders and stitches

Sweet flowers in the meadows,

On banks and in ditches.


All day she is sewing,

Embroidering all night;

For she works in the darkness

As well as the light.


She makes no mistake in

The silks which she uses,

And all her gay colours

She carefully chooses.


She fills nooks and corners

With blossoms so small,

Where none but the fairies

Will see them at all.


She sews them so quickly,

She trims them so neatly,

Though much of her broidery

Is hidden completely.


She scatters her tapestry

Scented and sweet,

In the loneliest places.

Or 'neath careless feet;

For bee, or for bird folk,

For children like me,

But the lovely Green Lady,

No mortal may see.