A Modern Goddess

A Modern Goddess  (1887) 
by Samuel Williams Cooper

As published in Puck, Volume 21, 1887

With blossoms, gay tulips and daffies
in hands
What cares she that Time hurries
on with his sickle?
In sweet indecision she daintily stands -
Spring - with her flowers and nature
so fickle.

Alas! and Ah, me! still cold winter
holds sway!
This is not the goddess of rondel
or sonnet,
But Maude - who tramps over the town
day by day-
Hunting false flowers for her early
Spring bonnet.