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Laurence Alma-Tadema

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Laurence Alma-Tadema, daughter of painter Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, was a novelist, playwright, short story writer, and poet. She published six poetry collections, including The Divine Orbit: Seventeen Sonnets (1933), A Gleaner's Sheaf Verses (St. Martin's Press, 1927), and Songs of Womanhood (Grant Richards, 1903). She died in London in 1940.

by this poet

In summer I am very glad
We children are so small,
For we can see a thousand things
That men can't see at all.

They don't know much about the moss
And all the stones they pass:
They never lie and play among
The forests in the grass:

They walk about a long way off; 
And, when we're at the sea,
Let father stoop