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it's not how long the spring
Posted by: Jessica Guerriero (---.nas2.nor.ny.frontiernet.net)
Date: February 16, 2004 03:38PM

My grandmother wrote down a few lines of poetry and we have never been able to identify the source and I would like to be able to recite the whole poem for her. She has written:

"It's not how long the spring
It's not how wide the sky
It's just how sweet the time
Between Hello and Goodbye."

I would appreciate any info one can give about this short piece of poetic work. It would mean a lot to me at this time.
Thank You.

Sincerely,
Jessica Guerriero
jesskarl@frontiernet.net


Re: it's not how long the spring
Posted by: marian2 (---.in-addr.btopenworld.com)
Date: February 19, 2004 04:19AM

Is she sure there is any more? I ask because it reads like an autograph book poem. In the 1900-1930 period people wrote rhymes like that in each other's autograph books, as a memento of their friendship. Often they'd use rhymes other folk had put in their own book, which appealed to them, sometimes they made up their own and these would again be copied into other books. I have several autograph books with similar rhymes, often only 4 lines, but I don't recall that particular one.




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