Lucy Maud Montgomery wrote many poems as a girl, and continued writing them in later life. Often, she used poems she had written in her novels, especially the Emily books. In Rilla Of Ingleside, Walter writes a great poem, The Piper. This piece was written by Maud, a short, sweet piece, haunting.
The Piper Edit
One day the piper came down the Glen..
Long and low and sweet played he
The children followed from door to door,
No matter how those who loved might implore
So willing the song of his melody
The song of a woodland rill
Someday the piper will come again
To pipe the sons of the maple tree
You and I will follow him from door to door
Many of us will come back no more
What matter that if Freedom still
Be the crown of each native hill?
Books of Poetry Edit
- The Watchman & Other Poems (1916)
- The Poetry of Lucy Maud Montgomery (1987)
- The Blythes are Quoted (2009)
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