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Chapitre n° 14 - (VERSO)


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Miss L.M. Montgomery
P.E. Island. Can.

The Violet’s Spell
Lucy Maud Montgomery

Only a violet in the trodden street
Breathing its purple life out ‘neath the tread
Of hundreds restless, eager, hurrying feet
Ere set of sun the frail thing will be dead,
« Only a violet », so its loser said.

As in a dream the dusty street passed then,
Unheeded on my ear its tumult fell,
I saw a vision from the past again
T That wove across my heart a nameless spell,
Fond memories of a spot I once loved well.


La première page du poème de Montgomery intitulé « The Violet's Spell » (Le charme des violettes) (1894). Il s'agit du premier texte pour lequel elle a reçu une rémunération, sous la forme de deux abonnements à des magazines (28 septembre 1893, Complete Journals of L.M. Montgomery, The P.E.I. Years, Volume 1, p. 170).