Two Little Flowers (and dedicated to them)
by Charles Ives and Harmony Twitchell (Mrs. Charles Ives)
On sunny days in our backyard,
two little flowers are seen,
One dressed, at times, in brightest pink
and one in green.
The marigold is radiant,
the rose passing fair;
The violet is ever dear,
the orchid, ever rare;
There’s lovliness in wild flow’rs
of field or wide savannah,
But fairest, rarest of them all
are Edith and Susanna.
Composer(s): Charles IvesFree via IMSLP