Poetry for Kids: The Winter Queen by Lucy Fitch Perkins (Public Domain Children's Poem)


This little poem by Lucy Fitch Perkins is entitled "The Winter Queen" and was originally published in the December 1904 issue of St. Nicholas Magazine. I believe the illustration that accompanied the poem was also drawn by Mrs. Perkins, based on the signature of the artist in the bottom right corner. The two short stanzas read:

Oh, have you seen the Winter Queen
In her robe of filmy lace,
With her shining crown and her cloak of down
And her gentle dreaming face?

The flowers love her, for a snow-white cover
To keep them warm she brings.
She tucks them around, with a crooning sound,
And they fall asleep as she sings.

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