October 15, 2022

Dawn by L.M. Montgomery

The Farm Journal masthead, April 1911

In April 1911, L.M. Montgomery published the poem "Dawn" in The Farm Journal, a journal devoted to the farm, orchard, garden, poultry and household economy. The journal's motto was "Practical not Fancy Farming."

Here is a digitized image of the poem scanned from microfilm available at Archive.org:

Dawn by L.M. Montgomery, Poem in The Farm Journal, April 1911

Here is the full text of the poem:


There’s a silken fringe of light
On the ashen skirts of night,
And a fire-shot ruby rim
On the eastern hilltops dim,
And a rare,
Untainted air
Sweet from slopes all crystal dewed,
And many a clover solitude
Where night benedictions brood
At the dawn.

Hark! a burst of winged song
Floats the listening air along—
All the blithesome hush is stirred
By the rapture of a bird!
And the sky
Is clear and high
Over dells astar with flowers
Still begemmed with dewy showers,
Dreaming of the after hours
At the dawn.

Montgomery, L.M. (1911, April). My Queen. The Farm Journal. 35(4): 244. Retrieved from: https://archive.org/details/sim_farm-journal_1911-04_35_4/page/244/mode/2up

Created October 15, 2022.

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