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PN 37

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 21, 1896

 

 

 

 

J. M. J. T.


1 These worthless quatrains
Are a sad feastday bouquet,
For, alas! your "Alexandrines"
Have stayed in the back of my head!...
 
2 You had to have, I recollect,
"Some Alexandrines for Francis."
I should have keep silent
Before such a precise order...
 
3 But knowing well the indulgence
Of Jeanne and the Learned Doctor,
I'll step forward without Alexandrines
To fête my Lovable Sister.

(Thérèse of the Ch. Jesus)

 

 

© Washington Province of Discalced Carmelite Friars, Inc

 

These worthless quatrains

 

 

 

datation: August 21, 1896

addressee: The La Néeles