Representative Poetry Online
  Poet Index   Poem Index   Random   Search  
  Introduction   Timeline   Calendar   Glossary   Criticism   Bibliography  
  RPO   Canadian Poetry   UTEL  
by Name
by Date
by Title
by First Line
by Last Line
Poet
Poem
Short poem
Keyword
Concordance

Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt (1836-1919)

The Witch in the Glass


              1"My mother says I must not pass
              2    Too near that glass;
              3She is afraid that I will see
              4A little witch that looks like me,
              5With a red, red mouth, to whisper low
              6The very thing I should not know!"

              7Alack for all your mother's care!
              8    A bird of the air,
              9A wistful wind, or (I suppose
            10Sent by some hapless boy) a rose,
            11With breath too sweet, will whisper low,
            12The very thing you should not know!


Online text copyright © 2004, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto.
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries.

Original text: Scribners Monthly 21.5 (March 1881): 744.
First publication date: March 1881
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: 2004
Recent editing: 1:2004/4/15

Form: aabbcc


Other poems by Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt