william allingham
amy margarets five year old

Amy Margaret's five years old,

Amy Margaret's hair is gold,

Dearer twenty-thousand-fold

Than gold, is Amy Margaret.

"Amy" is friend, is "Margaret"

The pearl for crown or carkanet?

Or peeping daisy, summer's pet?

Which are you, Amy Margaret?

A friend, a daisy, and a pearl,

A kindly, simple, precious girl, --

Such, howsoe'er the world may twirl,