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Buttercups and Daisies is a poem by Ella W. Ricker, published in Golden Hours: Magazine for Boys and Girls, Volume 7 in 1880.
Buttercups and Daisies
BUTTERCUPS and daisies stand amid the grass, Lifting their bright faces to greet us as we pass ; Beckoning and nodding, soon as we appear; Waving us a welcome while we linger near. Buttercups and daisies, blossoms gold and white ; Lighting gloomy places, making earth so bright; Spangling all the meadows, climbing all the hills, Crowding on the margin of the little rills. Many are the subjects of Queen Flora's reign; Many are the handmaids following in her train; But of all the flowerets blooming far and near, Can you tell of any that are held more dear?