Kate Greenaway (1846-1901)
Illustration for a poem of the same title
Allingham, facing p.62
The poem is a slight one but not without some subtlety, and a certain poignancy. The bubble is seen as a "pretty Planet" or "Floating sphere," a "World as light as feather" which vanishes when touched, "leaving but a sprinkle / As of tears" (Allingham 61).[Commentary continues below.].
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