BRIGHTER SHONE THE GOLDEN SHADOWS
by: Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888)
- righter shone the golden shadows;
- On the cool wind softly came
- The low, sweet tones of happy flowers,
- Singing little Violet's name.
- 'Mong the green trees was it whispered,
- And the bright waves bore it on
- To the lonely forest flowers,
- Where the glad news had not gone.
- Thus the Frost-King lost his kingdom,
- And his power to harm and blight.
- Violet conquered, and his cold heart
- Warmed with music, love, and light;
- And his fair home, once so dreary,
- Gay with lovely Elves and flowers,
- Brought a joy that never faded
- Through the long bright summer hours.
- Thus, by Violet's magic power,
- All dark shadows passed away,
- And o'er the home of happy flowers
- The golden light for ever lay.
- Thus the Fairy mission ended,
- And all Flower-Land was taught
- The 'Power of Love,' by gentle deeds
- That little Violet wrought.
POEMS BY LOUISA MAY ALCOTT
|"Brighter Shone the Golden Shadows" is reprinted from Flower Fables. Louisa May Alcott. Boston: George
W. Briggs, 1855.