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Catalog Number 2010.01.0002.001
Object Name Poem
Date 1898
Title A Sonnet
Scope & Content A sonnet by Robert Burns Wilson for Mary Mason Scott for her birthday on April 5, 1898.


A Sonnet
To Mistress Mary Mason Scott

Her first fond smilers are vanished. And the blast;
From storming, northward skies, hath fiercely torn
From April's brow the wreath she should have worn:
Chilled, by the snowy robe, in mockery, cast
About her shrinking limbs. She stands, aghast,
Of all her tenderize fancies rudely shorn; -
With bended head - with trembling lips, forlorn,
And fruitless sighs and tears that follow fast.

But thou; - more fortunate - more fair than she,
Hast lent th gracious presence to the day;
A sweet enchantment - a divinity -
A charming recompense for spring's delay:
Despite the untoward skies - because of thee -
The clouds shall change and April's beauty stay.

April 5th

Wishing your dearer dreams, come true,
Wishing your heart's best wish for you.

Robert Burns Wilson
People Robert Burns Wilson
Mary Mason Scott
Search Terms Poetry