Robert William Service

16 January 1874 - 11 September 1958 / Preston

(the Sunshine Seeks My Little Room)

The sunshine seeks my little room
To tell me Paris streets are gay;
That children cry the lily bloom
All up and down the leafy way;
That half the town is mad with May,
With flame of flag and boom of bell:
For Carnival is King to-day;
So pen and page, awhile farewell.
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