- Year Published: 1894
- Language: English
- Country of Origin: United States of America
- Source: Field, E.R. (1894) Buttercup Gold and Other Stories Bangor: C. H. Glass
- Flesch–Kincaid Level: 1.5
- Word Count: 124
Field, E. (1894). “A Child of Spring”. Buttercup Gold and Other Stories (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved May 19, 2013, from
Field, Ellen Robena. "“A Child of Spring”." Buttercup Gold and Other Stories. Lit2Go Edition. 1894. Web. <>. May 19, 2013.
Ellen Robena Field, "“A Child of Spring”," Buttercup Gold and Other Stories, Lit2Go Edition, (1894), accessed May 19, 2013,.
I know a little maiden,
She is very fair and sweet,
As she trips among the grasses
That kiss her dainty feet;
Her arms are full of flowers,
The snow-drops, pure and white,
Timid blue-eyed violets,
And daffodillies bright.
She loves dear Mother Nature,
And wanders by her side;
She beckons to the birdlings
That flock from far and wide.
She wakes the baby brooklets,
Soft breezes hear her call;
She tells the little children
The sweetest tales of all.
Her brow is sometimes clouded,
And she sighs with gentle grace,
Till the sunbeams, daring lovers,
Kiss the teardrops from her face.
Well we know this dainty maiden,
For April is her name;
And we welcome her with gladness,
As the springtime comes again.