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The Tell-Tale Blush

By: Ardis E. Parshall - October 01, 2013

The Tell-Tale Blush

By Emily Calhoun Clowes

I fear by the rush of color,
The droop and the fluttering sigh,
That Jack has kissed my Virginia –
Blighting my hopes, thereby.

And she clings with a shy abandon,
Nor dreams I mourn her as lost –
My pretty Virginia creeper,
Won by that villain, Jack Frost.

(1902)



3 Comments »

  1. The poem is cute and sweet, but I’m from Virginia, where Virginia creeper is an invasive plant–so I have to side with Jack on this one.

    Comment by LauraN — October 1, 2013 @ 3:23 pm

  2. Delightful!

    Even if pulling creeper off my trees is a yearly ritual.

    Comment by Vader — October 2, 2013 @ 7:42 am

  3. I’m on the other end of hot Henry in July with a few plants.

    Comment by gretchen — October 2, 2013 @ 5:23 pm

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