Victorian Poem and Illustration for Crafts, Collage or Scrapbooking: In Garden-land by Augusta Hancock

A Victorian poem from 1893 called "In Garden-land," written by Augusta Hancock. Here is how it goes:

In the garden-land of Nature
The smiling daisies blow,
With hearts kissed gold by sunshine,
And lips like winter snow;
The little winds play o'er them,
And dewdrops from above
Rest on them with the nightfall,
Like sparkling crowns of love.

On the misty slopes of sky-land
When sunlight ebbs away,
The daisy-stars of Heaven
Unfold as fades the day;
On sapphire banks they open,
Each set in radiant light --
The flowerets of the angels
That watch the livelong night.

In the world of busy workers,
'Mid turmoil and 'mid strife,
Are seen sweet girlish faces,
Like flowers that brighten life,
Their songs ring through our sadness,
Their laughter fills the air --
God's daisies fresh and heaven-sent
To blossom everywhere.

You can download the free high-res 8" x 10" @ 300 ppi JPEG of the flower seller graphic above without a watermark here. Can be used in crafts, collage or scrapbooking projects.

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