Two Little Flowers(1921)
"Two Little Flowers (And Dedicated To Them)" is the 105th song in Ives's song collection 114 Songs. Ives and his wife wrote this poem while watching their daughter Edith play in the backyard with a friend.
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.