Winged Words



IF words were birds,

And swiftly flew,

From lips to lips

Owned, dear, by you;

Would they, today,

Be hawks and crows?

Or blue, and true,

And sweet? Who knows?


Let's play today

We choose the best;

Birds blue and true,

With dove-like breast!

'Tis queer, my dear,

We never knew

That words, like birds,

Had wings and flew!


Jessie M.' Gregor



in St. Nicholas.