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Crabapple red... | 16-Oct-07

Enquirer is looking for a poem learned in the 1940s. The poem is possibly about a child's dream.

The last line of the poem is

"'Crabapple red,' said she, and I was back in bed"

with each preceding verse ending similarly, eg. "Crabapple green,' said she..."

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Do you know this poem? Do you have any clues to help us find it?


Our colleague at the Scottish Poetry Library (www.spl.org.uk) spotted this one for us. The poem is 'Crab-Apple' by Ethel Talbot, and can be found in the anthology Time for Poetry, published by Scott, Foresman and Co. in 1968. Thanks SPL!
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