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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908). A Victorian Anthology, 1837–1895. 1895.

Rennell Rodd b. 1858

The Daisy

WITH little white leaves in the grasses,

Spread wide for the smile of the sun,

It waits till the daylight passes

And closes them one by one.

I have asked why it closed at even,

And I know what it wished to say:

There are stars all night in the heaven,

And I am the star of day.