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<div1 type="dedication" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e57"><p TEIform="p"><hi TEIform="hi">To Muir Holburn 1920-1960</hi></p></div1>
<div1 type="Acknowledgements" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e62"><pb n="vi" TEIform="pb" id="d151e63"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Acknowledgements</head>
<p n="1" TEIform="p">Help with this book has come from many sources and over many years. In particular we are indebted to the late Guido Baracchi, Norman Jeffery and Esmond Keogh. More recently we have been helped by Gilda Baracchi, Mrs Margaret Berry, Bob Brodney, Ray Evans, Mrs A. Boyce Gibson, Paul Gillen, David Hill, Michael Hurley, Nancy Jeffery, Sir George Lush, Lesley Parsons, Barrett Reid and Betty Roland. In particular we would like to acknowledge the contribution of the late Anne Spencer Parry who was involved in this book from the beginning.</p>
<p TEIform="p">We would also like to thank the staffs of the Melbourne University Archives and the State Library of Victoria, National Library and Mitchell Library. We would like to thank those libraries for permission to quote from their holdings, the Equity Trustees for permission to quote from the Palmer papers, and Melbourne University Press for permission to use poems first published in <hi TEIform="hi">The Poems of Lesbia Harford</hi>. Finally we would like to thank the Literature Board of the Australia Council for a grant to help in the preparation of this book.</p>
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<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Introduction</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">1</cell>
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<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">39</cell>
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<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Notes</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">131</cell>
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<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Bibliographical references to Lesbia Harford</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">135</cell>
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<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Index of first lines</cell>
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<div0 type="volume" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div0" id="d151e137"><head type="div0" TEIform="head">The Poems of Lesbia Harford</head>
<div1 type="introduction" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e141"><pb n="1" TEIform="pb" id="d151e142"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Introduction by Drusilla Modjeska</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l part="N" TEIform="l">Yes, there will come a time when</l>
<l part="N" TEIform="l">These clever, friendly,</l>
<l part="N" TEIform="l">Angry, hopeful people</l>
<l part="N" TEIform="l">Who wrote, sitting on the bare ground,</l>
<l part="N" TEIform="l">Surrounded by the poor and struggling</l>
<l part="N" TEIform="l">Will be publicly acclaimed.</l>
<l part="N" TEIform="l">        <hi TEIform="hi">Bertolt Brecht</hi></l></lg>
<div2 type="section" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div2" id="d151e171"><pb n="3" TEIform="pb" id="d151e172"/><head type="div2" TEIform="head">1 If you have loved a brave story/Tell it but rarely</head>
<p n="1" TEIform="p">Lesbia Harford, poet and feminist, died in 1927 at the age of thirty-six. After her death Nettie Palmer wrote that “her life had always hung on a fine thread, which perhaps made her words seem all the more poignant as if final”.<ref rend="ozpoets" target="harford.1n" targOrder="U" TEIform="ref" id="d151e178">1</ref> In so far as Lesbia Harford has been remembered at all, it is too often in the light of her early death. And as Walter Benjamin reminds us, such a death casts a retrospective authority across a life: “A man who died at thirty-five,” he writes, “will appear to remembrance at every point in his life as a man who died at the age of thirty-five.”<ref rend="ozpoets" target="harford.2n" targOrder="U" TEIform="ref" id="d151e181">2</ref> And so it has been with Lesbia Harford; it has cast a gloss on her life that is far from accurate. Rather than frail and poignant, her poetry is tough and clear minded. Living with a heart condition, she always knew that her life was likely to be short, but she did not trade on it. Rather than finality, Lesbia Harford's poetry insists on the constancy of change. Her voice, unmistakably her own, speaks as part of the multiplicity of voices speaking about social injustice, hope for revolution and the contradictory experiences of women. Far from being final, Lesbia Harford's poetry is partial both in the sense of being unfinished and of taking sides. She lived her life as if she would have seventy years or more to engage with it both politically and aesthetically. There were sides to be taken and she took them; but she did not have the time to finish many of her poems, a task she assigned to the future.</p>
<p TEIform="p">Lesbia Harford graduated in law from Melbourne University, but she never practised. Instead she worked in textile and clothing factories and joined the International Workers of the World, the radical labour movement better known as the Wobblies. As a hard working woman, her poetry could be seen more as a by-product of her life than a centre to it. Yet she wrote a lot and well. Her clear and courageous voice takes as its subject the factory and the varied experiences of women in work as well as love, and the painful contradictions between the need for love and the desire for independence. In form her poetry moves from an early emphasis on the lyric towards the ballad and the song; from the personal expression of individual experience towards a more proletarian mode, representing the collective life experience and viewpoint of a group. But conditions in Australia in the 1920s were not sympathetic to a protest poet like Lesbia Harford, who gave voice both to her own silence and to the silence of working women.</p>
<p TEIform="p">Despite the current rather reductive fascination with the lives of women writers, frequently in preference to their work, Lesbia<pb n="4" TEIform="pb" id="d151e190"/>Harford is barely known. She has been anthologised off and on since her death. But until now there has been only one slim volume of her work. She is known more or less dimly to some poets and critics, beyond that barely at all, although one of her poems, “Periodicity” is sung by the Adelaide band Redgum on their album Virgin Ground: “Women, I say,/ Are beautiful in change,/ Remote, immortal, like the moon they range.” (June 1917.) Her poems, many of them written as songs, raise critical questions about the relationship between popular and literary traditions of writing, the forms of protest poetry and the interconnections between histories of writing, class and feminism. These issues and the necessary re-readings that accompany them, have become central to contemporary critical debates. Rescuing Lesbia Harford and reconstructing something of her life and experience is not simply an act of feminist restoration. Perhaps the overriding reason for her obscurity for so many years is not that she is a poet who speaks with a woman's voice, though I am sure that has something to do with it, but that her writing does not sit comfortably in the perceived traditions and discourses of Australian poetry. “The great stone wall,” as Ken Worpole has recently written in another, though not dissimilar context, “which separates ‘Literature’ from ‘Writing’, then as now, cuts a swathe through any possibility of a common discourse of writing and creates many more cultural blockages and difficulties than it solves.”<ref rend="ozpoets" target="harford.3n" targOrder="U" TEIform="ref" id="d151e192">3</ref> Writers who have been obscured cannot simply be fitted into existing canons and histories. The fact of their obscurity challenges those histories.</p>
<p TEIform="p">I first became interested in Lesbia Harford when I was researching Nettie Palmer. Nettie Palmer edited the one slim volume of Lesbia Harford's poetry which has been published. <hi TEIform="hi">The Poems of Lesbia Harford</hi> appeared in 1941 and was one of the first projects to be funded by the Commonwealth Literary Fund in its reconstructed and expanded form. Impressed by the poems, I was also surprised that the C.L.F. had published in wartime a volume of poems clearly by the hand of a revolutionary woman. As Flora Eldershaw and Nettie Palmer's husband Vance were on the advisory board I put it down to their influence despite the conservatism of the rest of the board. Then I came across a letter from Nettie Palmer to Guido Baracchi, a friend and one time lover of Lesbia Harford. Guido Baracchi, along with Nettie Palmer and Miss Clark — the last a friend of Lesbia's who worked in the library at Prince Henry hospital in Sydney — had been pushing to get the poems published since the C.L.F. was expanded in 1939. Nettie Palmer told Guido that the poems were given the grant only because Professor Osborne, S. Talbot Smith and George Mackaness, “three old gentlemen of the censor type … have no<pb n="5" TEIform="pb" id="d151e201"/>time to <hi TEIform="hi">read</hi>, which sometimes prevents them from fulfilling their natural function, which is to obstruct. Professor Osborne now says … that if he had read Lesbia's <hi TEIform="hi">Poems</hi> beforehand he would never have consented to their publication. Fortunately Flora is a strong enough character to take all such back-kicks quite calmly and the Board carries on.” Nettie Palmer complained that Professor Osborne was then obstructing a selection of Price Warung's stories. “You see,” she continued, “after the advisory board sits, its findings have always to run the gauntlet of the political committee — Curtin, Scullin, Menzies, and Osborne's veto (of Price Warung) seems to have caught their ear. It's a good thing he hadn't read Lesbia in advance, or he'd have passed on his horror to them.”<ref rend="ozpoets" target="harford.4n" targOrder="U" TEIform="ref" id="d151e209">4</ref></p>
<p TEIform="p">Well might Nettie Palmer have worried about Menzies for he and Lesbia Harford read law together at Melbourne University during the turbulent years leading up to the first conscription debate. Lesbia had been publicly involved in the Victorian Socialist Party, the anti-conscription campaigns and, after 1916, in the I.W.W. But the poems slipped through, and just as well. Or they might have met the same fate as her novel. She tried to get it published in the early twenties. In 1939, after her death, her mother tried again; but nobody was interested. It was considered “too unsympathetic” and has now disappeared.</p>
<p TEIform="p">Intrigued by this glimpse of Lesbia Harford and at a dead end with my casual inquiries, I asked Marjorie Pizer what she knew of her. I knew Marjorie would know something. She is a poet herself, a one-time member of the C.P.A. who with her husband Muir Holburn had edited <hi TEIform="hi">Freedom on the Wallaby</hi>, that excellent anthology of Australian poetry. Imagine my surprise when she told me that she had the original manuscript books from which Nettie Palmer had made her selection. In the three thick exercise books there were dozens of poems. Marjorie and Muir had been lent them many years before by Guido Baracchi and were given them after Nettie's death by Helen Palmer, Nettie's daughter. Having discovered Lesbia Harford while preparing the anthology, they had bought up the last copies of the <hi TEIform="hi">Poems</hi> as they were remaindered. After <hi TEIform="hi">Freedom on the Wallaby</hi> was published in 1953, Marjorie and Muir decided to edit a new collection of Lesbia Harford's poems as the 1941 edition had been a small and rather cautious selection. With two small children and a living to earn, progress was slow, and then in 1960 Muir died suddenly. It was not until 1964 that Marjorie had the heart to return to the project. During 1964 she collected biographical material from people who had known her. Lesbia Harford's fellow student R. G. Menzies, then Prime Minister, sent a formal note through a private secretary merely<pb n="6" TEIform="pb" id="d151e227"/>saying that her health seemed poor. Guido Baracchi was much more helpful with detailed reminiscences and the script of a long lecture he had given to the Fellowship of Australian Writers in November 1941. Another fruitful source was her brother, Esmond Keogh, who had briefly joined the I.W.W. in 1916 or 1917, at Lesbia's instigation, the family always said. He subsequently became a doctor and was prominent in cancer research.</p>
<p TEIform="p">In mid 1964 Marjorie Pizer sent a new selection of the poems to Angus &amp; Robertson but it was rejected: “Of course there's no doubt about the quality of the best of them,” Douglas Stewart, the poetry editor, wrote to her, “but others would be ahead of her on the list for the Australian Poets series, and we don't feel the time is ripe for a general ‘rediscovery’ edition.”<ref rend="ozpoets" target="harford.5n" targOrder="U" TEIform="ref" id="d151e232">5</ref> He suggested she write about Lesbia for one of the literary magazines. Not surprisingly Marjorie was discouraged and the project lapsed to a back shelf. As she pointed out, writing about her was not as easy as it sounded: there was very little relevant cultural and political history written in the mid sixties. Ian Turner's study of the I.W.W., <hi TEIform="hi">Sydney's Burning</hi>, was published in 1967 but David Walker's <hi TEIform="hi">Dream and Disillusion</hi>, which sets the context of left liberalism in Melbourne during the First World War and just after, was not published until 1976. Most of Lesbia's papers had vanished and even with Esmond Keogh and Guido Baracchi's help, Marjorie had only fragments and clues to work from. Ian Turner, probably through his work on the I.W.W., was also interested in Lesbia Harford at about this time. He too considered a new edition of her poems, but nothing came of it: another busy person, he also died too young.</p>
<p TEIform="p">It was in the mid seventies that Marjorie and I discovered our mutual interest in Lesbia Harford and in response to my urging that she take up the project again, Marjorie asked me to work with her. We have made the selection together with surprisingly little disagreement. We have chosen about a third of the poems in the manuscript collection. A large proportion of the poems we have not included are fragments, earlier workings of poems we have selected, or poems which were started and abandoned and which do not come together as poetry. As Lesbia Harford did not expect to publish more than occasionally and as the time she was able to give to reworking the poetry was itself fragmentary, it has been difficult to know where to draw the line. Where Marjorie Pizer and I have differed has been on its drawing. As a poet Marjorie has been much more confident than I have in the assessment of which poems succeed and which fail as poetry; as a poet she is sensitive to the risk of publishing poems that might detract from the overall impact and worth of the collection. She herself would not want her first attempts and near-misses published. In this she has Lesbia Harford<pb n="7" TEIform="pb" id="d151e244"/>on her side. In June 1926, a year before she died, Lesbia wrote to Percival Serle who wanted to include a poem she did not like in his <hi TEIform="hi">An Australian Anthology</hi>:</p>
<quote TEIform="quote"><p TEIform="p">Your anthology will be read in many places for many years. I would not care to be recalled to the memory of distant friends by the poem you have chosen. It was written one evening in the public library and is merely a versification of a fragment of Heracleitus. The thought, as you say, is eternal but the poem is marked for me by an absence of spontaneity because it was deliberately derivative.
</p><p TEIform="p">I have only three or four poems in type and they are not favourites of mine. Beside I would not wish any selection to be made from a small body of poems by a person not conversant with my work, even if William Hazlitt himself were to be the selector. You see, I take my poetry seriously, and I am in no hurry to be read.<ref rend="ozpoets" target="harford.6n" targOrder="U" TEIform="ref" id="d151e255">6</ref></p></quote>
<p TEIform="p">As a historian and not a poet I am more brazen and argued for the inclusion of poems which, had she lived, she would undoubtedly have reworked. In a subsequent letter to Percival Serle after she had sent him some other poems she wrote: “Personally I hope old age will bring me leisure for more sustained effort. A poet should still be good at seventy or eighty.”<ref rend="ozpoets" target="harford.7n" targOrder="U" TEIform="ref" id="d151e260">7</ref> But she was dead within the year. Unlike Marjorie I am not confident of my assessment of a poem's worth; as a historian I am perhaps too aware of changes in taste and literary evaluation and in the historically and politically charged nature of the seemingly innocent activity of selection. While these differences may explain any lapses and inconsistencies in this selection, in the end we agreed to err on the side of too many rather than too few and let readers make their own evaluations. We also decided on a chronological arrangement of the poems. Thematic approaches proved impossibly misleading as any choice of theme ultimately became arbitrary. Too many of her poems bridge too many themes, and to force the poems into categories would be to deny their many-voiced strengths. We did not want to set up divisions, far less hierarchies, in her poetry. A chronological arrangement, it seemed to us, would best allow a sense of her development as a poet, her struggle with poetic form as well as a glimpse of a biographical portrait, the interaction of style, voice and ways of living, without limiting the possible readings of her poetry.</p>
<p TEIform="p">Marjorie Pizer has done most of the hard work of matching the various versions of the poems against each other, and matching the published with the unpublished versions. She has kept to the original version where there are differences between unpublished and posthumously published poems, and to the latest manuscript<pb n="8" TEIform="pb" id="d151e267"/>version where there is more than one. In preparing the poems for this edition, she has tried to make as few alterations to the original punctuation as possible. Sometimes Lesbia Harford forgot stops at the end of verses; occasionally she over-punctuated. She had a habit of using a comma and a dash together. Marjorie has added punctuation to make the meaning clear when necessary. She has removed unnecessary commas, and with the comma/dash combination has deleted either a dash or a comma, whichever seemed appropriate. Basically the punctuation is Lesbia Harford's.</p>
<p TEIform="p">I have taken over responsibility for the introduction, a task I could not have undertaken without the groundwork done by Marjorie in the early sixties, in particular her correspondence with Esmond Keogh and Guido Baracchi. We are indebted to their executors for permission to quote from this correspondence. Another debt I should acknowledge here is to Lesley Parsons for permission to use and quote from her B.A. thesis at Melbourne University, “The Quest for Lesbia Harford”. Lesley Parsons made her very interesting study in 1976 without knowing of Marjorie Pizer and the manuscript poems. Coming to this project with the scantiest of information, I have been generously helped in my subsequent researches. What I have made of the materials is, of course, my own responsibility. It should be said, however, that few traces remain of the life and even the work of this remarkable woman. My attempt to reconstruct something of her experience is very hesitant. My research has been dogged by silences and dead ends. Yet despite the necessarily unfinished nature of this task, I hope these poems will speak to contemporary interests and contribute to a socialist and feminist re-reading of Australian cultural history.</p>
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<div2 type="section" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div2" id="d151e274"><pb n="9" TEIform="pb" id="d151e275"/><head type="div2" TEIform="head">2 I do hate the folk I love/They hurt so</head>
<p TEIform="p">Lesbia Venner Keogh was born in Brighton, Victoria, on 9 April 1891, the first child of Edmond Joseph and Helen Beatrice Keogh. This much is known from her birth certificate. For an outline of the family history beyond these bare facts we have to rely on her brother Esmond's account; it was an account given late in his life, forty years after Lesbia had died, by a man who confessed himself “woefully ignorant of family history”.<ref rend="ozpoets" target="harford.8n" targOrder="U" TEIform="ref" id="d151e281">8</ref> For a more intimate reading of this troubled history we have to rely on the clues within the poetry, in silences and between the lines.</p>
<p TEIform="p">Lesbia Harford's mother, born Helen Beatrice Moore, was the granddaughter of a Church of England clergyman, the Rev. Henry Moore, who was a grandson of the Earl of Drogheda. According to Esmond, Lesbia was neither interested in nor impressed by this fact although from time to time proofs came from <hi TEIform="hi">Debrett's</hi> for her mother to correct. The 1908 edition of <hi TEIform="hi">Debrett's</hi> lists Helen Moore and her children as a collateral branch of the family. Their address is given as Wangrabell, Malvern, Victoria. This last piece of information was incorrect. By 1908 the elegant Malvern home had been sold and Helen Moore abandoned with four children. Several decades earlier her own mother had been widowed and left with nothing. She became postmistress at Bruthen, a tiny town in Gippsland. Esmond thought that his grandmother got the job through some sort of influence or patronage because she was “a very amateurish telegraphist, shaky on morse code, before telephones existed”. He remembers reading to her during her last years and described her as a “cultured woman”. Clearly she was resourceful too, a talent she passed on to her daughter, along with confidence in education as the way out of such difficulties and in the arts as a way of enduring them. It is hardly surprising that Lesbia Harford was unimpressed by her aristocratic heritage. She was more interested in another of her mother's relatives, Benjamin Kidd, a Victorian social philosopher. “This irritated me,” says Esmond Keogh, “because I thought that sort of thing was rubbish, that Benjamin Kidd was most likely as big a bore as Herbert Spencer, and that Lesbia as a socialist ought to think so too.” Benjamin Kidd was a conservative but not simply a bore. He was a British social philosopher who made a name for himself outside the universities where he was never really accepted, with his <hi TEIform="hi">Social Evolution</hi> in 1894. Apart from Lesbia Harford's curiosity about philosophy, politics and morality, she would have been interested in his argument about the religious versus the rational and his somewhat bizarre treatment of the woman question in <hi TEIform="hi">The Science of Power</hi> (1918).</p>
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<p TEIform="p">Edmond Joseph and Helen Beatrice Keogh had four children in quick succession: after Lesbia in 1891, Esmond was born in 1895, Estelle in 1897 and Gerald in 1898. They were born to a comfortable existence in a respectable bourgeois suburb of Melbourne: “There were maids and nurses,” Esmond tells us, “and a nursery, and I remember a movie of a train being shown at a children's party.” The money, while it lasted, came from Edmond Joseph Keogh. He was the son of a wealthy man who lived in a mansion on St Kilda Road. On Lesbia's birth certificate, Edmond Keogh's occupation was given as financial agent. He survived the depression of the early 1890s, but in 1900 was bankrupt and lost everything. There was no help to be found from the grandfather on St Kilda Road. He died at about the same time, leaving a large estate and a large number of warring beneficiaries. The result was that the lawyers made a lot of money, but not Edmond Joseph Keogh: “My mother,” wrote Esmond, “whom my grandfather apparently did not like, probably because she was not a Roman Catholic, though she turned before marriage, was left £2000, a considerable sum in those days. She was regarded by the others as having been cut off with a shilling, but as she got the cash, did better than most of them. In any case, my father got nothing, and took to drink, leaving my mother with four children to support. He cleared off to Western Australia, where for years he had a labourer's job on the rabbit proof fence… I think occasionally he would send a few pounds to mother. He enlisted in the Camel Corps in the first war and thereafter would appear very occasionally, always mildly sozzled, but never in any way objectionable.”</p>
<p TEIform="p">And so, in 1900 or soon after, Helen Keogh was left alone with four children, no house, no income and very probably debts. It is not clear exactly when her husband left. The photo of him with Lesbia suggests he may not have left immediately after his bankruptcy. Or perhaps it was taken on a visit. The drama of the separation has begun. She is twelve perhaps, maybe younger. In any case neither the marriage nor the £2000 lasted long. Helen Keogh supported herself and the children through a variety of jobs. According to Esmond one of her first jobs was looking after four children whose parents had been killed in an accident. The children, Esmond remembers, were roughly the same age as the Keogh children and came from a family which was well enough off to afford seaside holidays. Esmond remembers it cheerfully; but for Helen Keogh it meant eight children to mother, one of them with a debilitating heart condition.</p>
<p TEIform="p">The glimpse we get of Helen Keogh is of a strong, resourceful and self sacrificing woman. She told Esmond that she was determined<pb n="11" TEIform="pb" id="d151e311"/><pb n="12" TEIform="pb" id="d151e312"/>the children would get the education they would have got had they stayed at Malvern. It was through education that they were to hold onto the class advantages she had expected for them in marrying Edmond Keogh, and which her own mother had had to struggle to give her. But in her day, of course, there were fewer opportunities for women to gain professional qualifications, and she was living the consequences of that. At least three of the children got the education she hoped for: Lesbia qualified in law, Esmond in medicine and Estelle in nursing. Nothing is known of what happened to Gerald. But in the case of Lesbia the heightened awareness of class during her adolescence was undoubtedly a factor in her radicalism, her unease in accepting what she saw as bourgeois privilege and her decision to work in the clothing industry. There is no record of Helen Keogh's reaction to this; perhaps it was enough to know that Lesbia would have the option of returning to a professional career—which she did. In the last year of her life she was articled to a firm of solicitors in Melbourne. After Lesbia died, her mother was proud of the tributes from the Trades Hall.</p>
<p TEIform="p">In April 1900 Lesbia Keogh began school at Clifton, a Brigidine convent in Glen Iris, but she was withdrawn almost immediately, presumably because of her father's bankruptcy. There is no further record of her schooling until 1903, when she returned to Clifton, remaining there until 1906. In 1907 she moved to the Loreto convent, Mary's Mount in Ballarat, where she boarded until her matriculation year in 1909. Estelle was also sent to Loreto convent in 1907 while, according to Esmond, the boys went to a “small convent boarding school”. Esmond speculated about the fees. He did not think it likely that relatives paid, though Miss Winifred Keogh, a first cousin whom Lesley Parsons interviewed in 1976, thought that one of the Keogh uncles, a doctor in South Yarra, helped Helen out. She remembered that the children were sent to various paternal relatives in the holidays. Esmond suggested that Helen might have managed to organise some fee reduction; as the two girls and Esmond were clever and came from a large Catholic family this could well have been the case. According to Winifred Keogh one of the Loreto nuns at St Mary's Mount was a Keogh cousin.</p>
<p TEIform="p">“About 1912,” Esmond's narrative continues, “mother managed to gather us together again. She established what was called a ‘Nurses Home’, a combined employment agency and boarding house for trained nurses. It was better than a boarding house because most of the time the nurses were away looking after patients—they boarded in the ‘Home’ only between cases. Still it was, in effect, a boarding house and my mother did all the work, including the cooking, except for a char and a washerwoman. It<pb n="13" TEIform="pb" id="d151e320"/>wasn't, I am sure, a very profitable business. I was then a day boy at Melbourne Grammar, on a scholarship which didn't cover all the fees, and each quarter would have to go to an Uncle with the money for the bill to ask him to write a cheque for the amount (to have paid the school in cash would have been unthinkable). This only to show that there was nothing in the bank, and mother managed from week to week.” Helen Keogh was apparently still running a boarding house in 1939 when she was corresponding with Nettie Palmer about Lesbia's poems and the now lost novel. By then it seems to have become a modestly successful venture.</p>
<p TEIform="p">Lesbia Keogh's early family experience is reminiscent of Henry Handel Richardson's. Richardson's father died when she was nine; the family had already moved from wealth to poverty and her mother ran a post office to support the children. It was a common tale during the years of unstable development of capitalism in late nineteenth century Australia and little social welfare. But unlike Henry Handel Richardson, Lesbia Harford has left only the obliquest record of her response. Esmond comments in passing that their father's occasional visits were, he suspected, “a bit of a nuisance” to Lesbia, as they were to him. His silence on the subject suggests he did not consider it an issue. Lesbia has only one poem which makes direct reference to her father. “Fatherless” begins: “I've had no man/ To guard and shelter me,/ Guide and instruct me/ From mine infancy.” (1916–17.) Reading this at the most superficial level, one could point out that she was about ten when her father left. A clever sensitive child, and frail, she was remembered by Winifred Keogh as the favoured daughter. As a child she had a sense of herself as an intellectual being, winning a prize in 1901 for an essay in an English children's magazine. Later, according to Winifred Keogh, Lesbia's father boasted about her poems and sent copies of them to his friends. Whatever his domestic role, he had lived with her during the formative years of her childhood and at that age she would have been very much aware of the loss and its impact on her mother and the younger children. Of the unconscious effects we can only speculate. “Fatherless” ends:</p>
<quote TEIform="quote"><lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l part="N" TEIform="l">I have gone free</l>
<l part="N" TEIform="l">Of manly excellence</l>
<l part="N" TEIform="l">And hold their wisdom</l>
<l part="N" TEIform="l">More than half pretence</l></lg><lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l part="N" TEIform="l">For since no male</l>
<l part="N" TEIform="l">Has ruled me or has fed</l>
<l part="N" TEIform="l">I think my own thoughts</l>
<l part="N" TEIform="l">In my woman's head.</l></lg></quote>
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<p TEIform="p">This seemingly simple poem throws up a number of possible readings. It can be read as a comic comment on the posturings of men, the gap between ideology and reality. But there are less comic possibilities. When her poetry was at its most concerned with love and sexuality in 1914 and 1915 the only response to her father is one of silence. What is not said can be as significant as what is said. Her pain at her rejection by him turned, perhaps, into her rejection of him. Even Guido Baracchi, a lover and a friend, thought that he was dead. And in a very real sense she had had to negotiate the terms of her emerging adulthood without reference to a father. Worse, she had to make that negotiation in the knowledge of a father who had abandoned her. The poem suggests that no father would have been easier, allowing her to speak from beyond that emotional entanglement and the needs and desires it throws up. And of course the fact that she and her mother and the younger children managed as well as they did, in a household focused on women, did give her an enormous strength and a wry, slightly detached amusement: “I think my own thoughts/ In my woman's head.” But also a bravado which thinly disguises the pain, for no relationship, least of all one as complex as that between father and daughter, is unambiguous. In Lesbia Harford's case the real father failed to come anywhere near the symbolic ideal. Whatever his actual role in the family before 1900, Lesbia's realisation of this failure came abruptly and traumatically at the approach to puberty. Look at the photo of the two: her eyes straight ahead, his cast down at the hand he is holding. The oblique testimony of her poetry is that this break and the accompanying sense of betrayal and abandonment was dizzyingly painful. From it she developed a certain toughness, but also a vulnerability that dogged her all her life. Guido Baracchi remembers her as “very straightforward indeed. She would never concede anything that she did not thoroughly agree, she'd just contradict it.” He also described her as “very Irish-Australian, you know, very warm and romantic”, and these two aspects of her personality and the contradiction they represent speak throughout the poems.</p>
<p TEIform="p">As a young woman Lesbia Harford took a stand for free love and for many years she lived an exemplary independence with various lovers. Since adolescence she had been interested in feminism and the woman question. Her earliest poems use the image of love as a tyrant ripping her from the safety of childhood. Heterosexual love is linked with abandonment and betrayal. Other poems long for “flight from home and friends/ And sweet desire” (27.7.17). Her first love affair, or at least what seems to have been her first, serious love affair, was with a woman, an intense and absorbing relationship which lasted in some form until her death.<pb n="15" TEIform="pb" id="d151e360"/>But in her poems to Katie Lush, as much as to Guido Baracchi, she works and reworks that contradictory set of desires and emotions between love and independence. Such contradictory needs and the relentless pushing at them are to be found in the work of many women writers. Their appearance in Lesbia Harford's work owes something of their specificity to those crucial early experiences: the desertion of the favoured daughter by the father in the years leading up to the menarche, forcing the adolescent girl who had already identified herself with intellectual and hence masculine interests into closer identity with the mother whom, day after day as she approached her own womanhood, she saw bravely enduring the unendurable yet also the source of love and of continuity, and of education, a strong indomitable character. All her adult life she was sensitive to the intersecting oppressions of class and gender. Her friends were mostly women; her most constant support came from her mother and from Katie Lush. She championed her mother, always, yet experienced herself, in another poem that can be read ambiguously, “sun-darkened by the shining of her love” (14.6.25). Little wonder that she hated the boarding house. Esmond was puzzled by this, seeing it perhaps as an unaccustomed snobbery rather than as a reaction to a symbol, an ever present reminder of that painful conflict between identity with and a never acknowledged rejection of her imperfect mother.</p>
<p TEIform="p">For Lesbia Harford these conflicts and the accompanying struggle for independence were heightened by her physical condition. She was born with a defect of the heart valves. She was what would now be called a blue baby, a condition these days remedied with fairly straightforward surgery. But the technique was not developed until the mid 1940s. Her blood was never fully oxygenated and she became breathless with only moderate exertion. It was a condition that grew worse as she grew older. Even as a child her mobility was severely restricted. Nettie Palmer, six years older than Lesbia, remembers her at a children's party in the days of Wangrabell:</p>
<quote TEIform="quote"><p TEIform="p">I remember seeing her at a children's party with her sister. The sister ran about like the rest of us; but the dark-eyed little girl who sat quite still, looking on, her dark hair waving round her like a cape — that was Lesbia. We were too shy to talk to her, and we never guessed she might be lonely.<ref rend="ozpoets" target="harford.9n" targOrder="U" TEIform="ref" id="d151e369">9</ref></p></quote>
<p TEIform="p">The most immediate effects of her condition were her restricted mobility and, as a child, a greater than usual dependence on home. She could not walk far without resting, she was dependent on help with physical tasks which would barely be noticed by a person with<pb n="16" TEIform="pb" id="d151e374"/>normal health. Yet as an adult Lesbia Harford worked for months on end in the clothing industry. Her mother told Nettie Palmer in 1939: “Her will to overcome her delicate health and to do just as others did was so strong that for months she left home at a little after seven in the morning and spent the long day at a Power Machine.”<ref rend="ozpoets" target="harford.10n" targOrder="U" TEIform="ref" id="d151e376">10</ref> She often worked with May Brodney, a close friend and another activist in the radical labour movement. May's husband, Bob Brodney, remembers that May sometimes covered for Lesbia and kept her rate up with some of her own work.<ref rend="ozpoets" target="harford.11n" targOrder="U" TEIform="ref" id="d151e379">11</ref> That she may have been dependent on help from sister workers does not detract from the achievement. Contrast her to Beatrice Webb who worked in a clothing factory in the East End of London in 1888 to a fanfare of admiration from the London press and London society. Miss Beatrice Potter, as she was then, a healthy woman of just thirty, lasted, even on the most generous estimate, barely three weeks. My estimate from the diaries is that she worked for two days. Her diary for those two days is graphic in its description of the exhaustion of an admittedly longer working day.<ref rend="ozpoets" target="harford.12n" targOrder="U" TEIform="ref" id="d151e382">12</ref> Lesbia Harford, in contrast, worked over several years, not continuously but often for months at a stretch. Even Guido Baracchi, inspired by her example, found a job in a boot factory but couldn't take more than a few weeks, “the conditions”, he said, “being far less to my liking than those of Pentridge gaol”.<ref rend="ozpoets" target="harford.13n" targOrder="U" TEIform="ref" id="d151e385">13</ref></p>
<p TEIform="p">Lesbia's determination not to give in to her ill health emerges from every account of her adult life. She never hid behind her illness, or used it as a defence against the conflicts and crises of a social and public life. If she hid anywhere it was in her poetry which, particularly before 1917, was intensely personal and which she was reluctant to publish more than occasionally, and then under a watchful eye. There she both spoke her feelings and kept them under wraps in three neatly ruled exercise books. It was the novel, not the poems, that she was anxious to publish. The novel with its narrative structure, its plots and gendered characters, offers a mode of writing which allows the woman writer to speak while maintaining a certain distance from the text. With poetry there are no such veils. The relationship between the writer and her writing is more exposed. The poet speaks, however ambiguously, in her own voice.</p>
<p TEIform="p">Lesbia Harford's poetry voices her struggle with her heart condition and the consequent sense of confinement: “Open my window/ And look at the stars./ Then my heart breaks through/ These prison bars” (December 1911). Her physical flaw was in her heart, the symbolic site of love and courage. Her vulnerability lay in the space that was left for doubt. She spoke of herself with the “heart of a bird” and she used the image of the fuchsia, the<pb n="17" TEIform="pb" id="d151e394"/>hedgerow flower with the blueish tinge frequently noticeable on her hands and lips, never the alluring rose, traditional image of female sexuality: “No loveliness of mine/ That comes and goes/ Wildfuchsia-like,/ Need blind you to the rose.” (6.9.17.) The other side of the image of doubt is one of strength; the flawed heart must be guarded and itself protects an image of a self that cannot be touched by the merely physical:</p>
<quote TEIform="quote"><lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l part="N" TEIform="l">And my heart is a stream that seems asleep</l>
<l part="N" TEIform="l">But the tranquil waters run strong and deep;</l>
<l part="N" TEIform="l">.…</l>
<l part="N" TEIform="l">He may come, my lover, and lie on the brink</l>
<l part="N" TEIform="l">And gaze at his image and smile and drink</l>
<l part="N" TEIform="l">While the hidden waters run strong and free</l>
<l part="N" TEIform="l">Unheeded, unguessed at, the soul of me.</l>
<l part="N" TEIform="l">(5.6.18.)</l></lg></quote>
<p TEIform="p">She lived in the shadow of her illness: “Terror crouches always at the heart of things.” (4.10.15.) In the end, of course, it killed her. She did not rest enough, she fought against her condition despite the possibility of “brief years of pain”. After the failure of her short-lived marriage, which proved no solution to insoluble problems, she moved back to her mother. It was becoming harder to work and keep house. In 1926 she was articled to Paul Noonan's chambers in Melbourne. Her mother wrote to Nettie Palmer: “that last year completely tired her out as she had to attend regularly or lose the year. She finished the year on Friday and on the following Monday developed an attack of pneumonia from which she died, the strain had been too great.”<ref rend="ozpoets" target="harford.14n" targOrder="U" TEIform="ref" id="d151e426">14</ref> She died on 5 July 1927 in St Vincent's Hospital. The death certificate records phthisis and myocardial failure as the cause of death.</p>
<p TEIform="p">Esmond was in his last year of medicine and was constantly with her in the ward. According to him she developed acute bacterial endocarditis due to infection in the damaged heart valves. It was very painful. “Her death was very distressing,” Esmond wrote to Marjorie Pizer, “but I won't inflict the distressing details on you.” Another person who stayed with her to the end was Katie Lush. Guido Baracchi reports that “Katie was knocked rotten when Lesbia died … I think life for her without Lesbia would be not nearly so good.”<ref rend="ozpoets" target="harford.15n" targOrder="U" TEIform="ref" id="d151e432">15</ref> Katie Lush herself died eight years later, in 1935, after a long illness. Lesbia Harford is buried in the Methodist section of Booroondara cemetery, Kew. Neither Lesley Parsons nor I could find any sign of a headstone.</p>
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<div2 type="section" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div2" id="d151e437"><pb n="18" TEIform="pb" id="d151e438"/><head type="div2" TEIform="head">3 My every act has reference to man/Some human need</head>
<p TEIform="p">When Lesbia Keogh enrolled at Melbourne University in 1912, Katie Lush had just started as philosophy tutor at Ormond College. There is no record of where they met; possibly through philosophy which Lesbia took in 1912 and 1913 as part of her law degree; possibly through the Princess Ida Club, the University women's club which met regularly for discussions and social events. Lesbia certainly joined the club which included feminism among its discussions. The first of Lesbia's poems to Katie Lush appears in the manuscript book at the end of 1912. In one of her longer poems, dated December 1912, she describes Katie in the public library. It is an ambitious poem exploring the contradictory experiences of a successful academic woman. Always aware of her position, on the one hand privileged, on the other precarious, the woman as scholar is daily confronted with the images of women and sexuality which are a backbone of the liberal arts: “Tales of an uncrowned queen who fed her child/ On poisons,” images which raise for a woman problems of a sort that were not then admitted to academic discourse:</p>
<quote TEIform="quote"><lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">Suddenly afraid</l>
<l part="N" TEIform="l">She seemed to see her beauty in a flare</l>
<l part="N" TEIform="l">Of light from hell. A throng of devils swayed</l>
<l part="N" TEIform="l">Before her, devils that had learned to wear</l>
<l part="N" TEIform="l">The shape of scholar, poet, libertine.</l>
<l part="N" TEIform="l">They smiled, frowned, beckoned, swearing to estrange</l>
<l part="N" TEIform="l">Kate from reflection that her soul had been</l>
<l part="N" TEIform="l">Slain by her woman's body or would change</l>
<l part="N" TEIform="l">From contact with it to a thing unclean.</l>
<l part="N" TEIform="l">Woman was made to worship man, they preached,</l>
<l part="N" TEIform="l">Not God, to serve earth's purpose not to roam</l>
<l part="N" TEIform="l">The heavens of thought.… A factory whistle screeched.</l>
<l part="N" TEIform="l">   Xmas, 1912</l></lg></quote>
<p TEIform="p">It is also a poem that foreshadows the love poems to Katie Lush, the erotic glimpse as Lesbia watched her sleeve slide up, “Standing on tiptoe, head back, eyes and arm/ Upraised”.</p>
<p TEIform="p">Lesbia Harford's academic record is at Melbourne University. She did well in philosophy and English. She passed all her law subjects except equity which she failed in 1915. Not many women read law at that time. Joan Rosanove who read law with Lesbia estimates that five went through with them.<ref rend="ozpoets" target="harford.16n" targOrder="U" TEIform="ref" id="d151e493">16</ref> A few others, including<pb n="19" TEIform="pb" id="d151e496"/>Christian Jollie-Smith, had just graduated. Esmond Keogh thought she read law because she had friends who were reading law. Nettie Palmer attributed it to her political commitment; Lesley Parsons to the scarcity of women in the profession. Esmond's suggestion seems rather flighty for Lesbia, and besides she probably had as many or more friends in the Arts faculty. It is much more likely that it was a decision influenced by her feminism and her interest in social reform which were already evident while she was at school. Her mother's aspirations for her were probably another factor in the decision. Both Helen Keogh's daughters were professionally trained. Her confidence in education was typical of that generation of women whose class position had been affected by the instability of colonial capitalism at the turn of the century. Helen Keogh also knew the instability of marriage. Her confidence in education for her daughters was not, as her mother's had been for her, based on class and marriage, on making a “good marriage”, but on a notion of professional independence. When it came to supporting four children, a genteel education in the liberal arts was not much help.</p>
<p TEIform="p">Lesbia Harford's academic results are the most concrete record of her years at the university. Her poems speak another more equivocal testimony. The first poems in the manuscript books are dated 1910, the year after she left school. They increase slowly in number during 1912, 1913 and 1914, reaching a quantitative peak in 1915. Although she did not publish until 1921, poetry had become an important part of her life. The Melbourne poems, written between 1914 and 1918, speak of her evolving radicalism and its interconnection with the social and psycho-social experiences of gender. The two relationships which touched her the most deeply, emotionally and intellectually, during those years of war and class conflict were with Katie Lush and Guido Baracchi. Guido Baracchi has left his account of Lesbia Harford, but in this narrative Katie Lush is almost entirely silent. Although she is well remembered, the only words of hers that I could find are in the <hi TEIform="hi">Socialist</hi> of August 1917, in a letter defending Guido against the Professorial Board. The Board was censuring him for an article in the <hi TEIform="hi">Melbourne University Magazine</hi>. Subtitled “Capital and the State”, the article was on Guild Socialism which was popular among Melbourne's left intelligentsia at the time. What offended was his statement that the war was not Australia's concern: “Essentially it is a European war, fought by the Allies against Germany to maintain the balance of European power.”<ref rend="ozpoets" target="harford.17n" targOrder="U" TEIform="ref" id="d151e508">17</ref> There was a storm of protest in the <hi TEIform="hi">Argus</hi> and at the university.</p>
<p TEIform="p">Katie Lush's long and elegant letter was one of the few voices from the university public in his support.<ref rend="ozpoets" target="harford.18n" targOrder="U" TEIform="ref" id="d151e517">18</ref> In a period of wartime patriotism and acute paranoia within the university and the<pb n="20" TEIform="pb" id="d151e520"/>bourgeoisie about the increase in radical activism, it was courageous to challenge the Professorial Board. As a tutor and a woman, Katie Lush's position would not have been secure. Alexander Boyce Gibson, Professor of Philosophy at Melbourne University from 1935 to 1966, was an undergraduate there in 1917. He remembered Katie Lush as “a very tall rather dominating woman with red hair and a mind like a knife.… She was fairly prominent in University left wing politics. She had any amount of courage … in espousing unpopular causes.”<ref rend="ozpoets" target="harford.19n" targOrder="U" TEIform="ref" id="d151e522">19</ref> Katie and Lesbia made a striking pair, the one tall and red headed, the other small and dark. Together they were members of the Victorian Socialist Party, of Frederick Sinclaire's Free Religious Fellowship and the anti-conscription campaigns. Mrs J. H. Warren who took over Katie Lush's teaching when she died in 1934 also remembers her as an impressive teacher. She too commented on the striking contrast between the two women. Katie Lush was rather reserved, she said, “but I think had a quiet fund of good humour and joy which she would share with intimate friends”.<ref rend="ozpoets" target="harford.20n" targOrder="U" TEIform="ref" id="d151e525">20</ref> Her reputation as an inspired teacher is mentioned by most people who remember her. Her nephew Sir George Lush says that it was commonly thought that Katie's students were the only ones who really understood the difficult subject of logic.<ref rend="ozpoets" target="harford.21n" targOrder="U" TEIform="ref" id="d151e528">21</ref></p>
<p TEIform="p">While the relationship between Katie and Lesbia lasted Lesbia's lifetime, their affair seems to have been brief. It was intense and passionate but dogged by the social difficulties of a lesbian relationship in a conservative town at a conservative time. “Would that I were Sappho,/ Greece my land, not this!” (4.4.15.) The poems speak the pain of social constraint and the inevitable hesitations which seem to have come more from Katie than from Lesbia. For Lesbia, Katie was enormously important. She arrived at the university with a strong but naive interest in politics and philosophy. Her adolescence had aroused this interest through the immediacy of experience, but had kept her isolated from intellectual influences that could satisfy her. The nuns had failed her; her mother was not an intellectual; Esmond was too young. She was exactly ready for Katie Lush.</p>
<p TEIform="p">The first glimpse we get of Lesbia Keogh as an intellectual is in 1908 at the Loreto convent when an essay of hers appears in the school magazine. Despite its adolescent fervour, the essay is recognisably Lesbia. It is a tribute to the founder of the order of Loreto sisters, an Elizabethan nun named Mary Ward. Lesbia was attracted to Mary Ward's struggle for the emancipation of women from the purely contemplative orders for pastoral work. It was a story that combined the struggle for social reform with personal bravery and moral conviction:</p>
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<quote TEIform="quote"><p TEIform="p">How one loves her true feminism shown in this zealous defence of her sex.… Fervour is not placed in feelings, but in a will to do well, which women may have as well as men. And I hope in God it will be seen that women in time to come will do much.<ref rend="ozpoets" target="harford.22n" targOrder="U" TEIform="ref" id="d151e545">22</ref></p></quote>
<p TEIform="p">It is telling that Lesbia Keogh admired Mary Ward for her will, her ability to act on intellectual conviction. While Lesbia Harford's poetry testifies to a powerfully experienced emotional life, it also speaks, as does her life, of an intellectual and moral decisiveness. She lived out the intellectual implications of her politics, as she assessed them, by working in the clothing industry despite the danger to her health.</p>
<p TEIform="p">In March 1915 she gave the weekly sermon to the Free Religious Fellowship, a group set up around the socialist unitarian minister Frederick Sinclaire: “We are people who are dominated by theories of life,” she said. “We think that certain ways of living are wrong. The life of a typist, the life of a clerk, the life of a merchant, a doctor, a lawyer, seem to some of us pretty well immoral.” Later she did modify this rather reductive view of the professions and class collaboration. But in 1915 it was of pressing importance to her. She was speaking to a group of people who did, on the whole, make too easy an accommodation between their way of life and their politics. Sinclaire's Free Religious Fellowship was attended by Fabians, Guild Socialists and Melbourne's literary and intellectual groups disillusioned with the Labour Party. It was a left liberal and predominantly bourgeois association. “Our interest in morality is inclined to be intellectual, and is not translated into action,” she warned.<ref rend="ozpoets" target="harford.23n" targOrder="U" TEIform="ref" id="d151e553">23</ref> At the end of that year she graduated into the clothing factory and the I.W.W.</p>
<p TEIform="p">The Free Religious Fellowship made an impact on her brother who thought it equally influential on Lesbia; but Guido Baracchi said that she “did not go much for the Fellowship” and Esmond admitted that she was mostly interested in the play readings. Certainly by the time Guido and Lesbia were lovers she had moved a considerable distance from it. However in 1915 she was still concerned with the philosophical bases of morality rather than direct industrial action. Her sermon indicates that while she had given up her faith in Catholicism, opposing the oppressive hierarchies of the Church and its denial of sexuality, she maintained an interest in the philosophy and spirituality of early Christianity. Religious imagery runs through all her poetry, an ambiguous vein. The sermon argues for the necessity of two sorts of morality — one coming from Tolstoy whom she admired as “the most striking example of a man who let his theories govern his<pb n="23" TEIform="pb" id="d151e559"/>mode of life”, the other from Christ. Tolstoy offered a private code of morality while Christ offered a universal morality. Both, she argued, were necessary for a moral and spiritual life. She maintained this balance of oppositions incorporating it into her practice of socialism. In many ways she echoed an ideal of feminism and socialism that had been dominant among Owenite groups earlier in the nineteenth century. As Barbara Taylor suggests in <hi TEIform="hi">Eve and the New Jerusalem</hi>, it was not an inheritance which sat comfortably with later Marxist socialisms.<ref rend="ozpoets" target="harford.24n" targOrder="U" TEIform="ref" id="d151e564">24</ref></p>
<p TEIform="p">Guido Baracchi's recollections of Lesbia Harford between 1916 and 1918 cover the period of her move towards Marxism and socialism. The conjuncture of her move from the university to the factory and his influence resulted in her greater emphasis on economic and class analysis. Guido Baracchi returned to Melbourne University to read law in 1914 after a year at the London School of Economics where he studied the economic bases of capitalism. He remembers reading Marx's <hi TEIform="hi">Capital</hi> to Lesbia in 1916, the year they became lovers. He “quickly conceived a profound respect for the original mind and revolutionary spirit of this law graduate”.<ref rend="ozpoets" target="harford.25n" targOrder="U" TEIform="ref" id="d151e572">25</ref> She had already experienced the factory, working between school and university and during holidays to pay her way.</p>
<p TEIform="p">Guido Baracchi's recollections of Lesbia Harford are interesting because he has left two versions separated by the differing perspectives of twenty years. The first was a speech to the Fellowship of Australian Writers in 1941 just after the <hi TEIform="hi">Poems</hi> were published, the other an interview with Marjorie Pizer in 1964. The details remain much the same; her involvement in the conscription campaigns, her work in the factories, her personal courage and energy. He remembers her speaking night after night against conscription until “her exhausted heart and throat finally landed her in a Melbourne hospital”. There she was ordered to bed for total rest. But, Guido continues, “she bribed a maid to bring her clothes, donned them and, like the Arabs, silently stole away, only to break the silence the very next night from a soap box”.<ref rend="ozpoets" target="harford.26n" targOrder="U" TEIform="ref" id="d151e581">26</ref> But in his analysis there are marked differences. In 1941 Guido Baracchi claimed Lesbia Harford as a Marxist, even a Leninist. In 1964 he admitted that she would never have joined the C.P.A., that she was certainly not a Leninist. He told Marjorie Pizer that she was attracted to the anarchism and syndicalism of the I.W.W. and could never have accepted party hierarchies and authoritarianism. In 1941 Guido Baracchi was speaking immediately after the poems had been published and he wanted to correct the imbalance created by Nettie Palmer's introduction to the <hi TEIform="hi">Poems</hi>. Nettie Palmer had chosen the more respectable poems and was at pains to insert Lesbia into a<pb n="24" TEIform="pb" id="d151e587"/>view of Australian literature concerned more with nationalism than with class. She does not mention the I.W.W., referring vaguely to post-war “struggles for a better world” that engaged Lesbia. Guido Baracchi in contrast tried to claim her as part of the Communist tradition and a radical cultural history. Although she might have had doubts about the theory of surplus value, he said, “she had already realised … the far reaching implications of Marx's words about the entanglement of all peoples in the net of the world market, and with this, the international character of the capitalist regime”. In 1941 he took this to mean that she was really a Leninist whereas in 1964 he admits that it was equally an underpinning of her membership in the I.W.W.: “She was a sort of wobbly type of girl. The idea of a strictly disciplined organisation did not really appeal to her.” He had called his 1941 paper Rebel Girl after the Wobbly song writer Joe Hill's famous song. To him she was, “like a lot of us then, a romantic revolutionary”.<ref rend="ozpoets" target="harford.27n" targOrder="U" TEIform="ref" id="d151e589">27</ref></p>
<p TEIform="p">Guido Baracchi credits Lesbia Harford with making a Wobbly of him. He joined the I.W.W. in 1917. In 1918 he was convicted of making statements against recruiting in a speech on the Yarra Bank. He was given a £50 fine on each charge or three months gaol. Lesbia, he said, “took great pains to see that I should go to gaol … She was quite right … so I went to gaol. She was a great help to me.”<ref rend="ozpoets" target="harford.28n" targOrder="U" TEIform="ref" id="d151e595">28</ref> Betty Roland, who later lived with Guido for many years, says that his father, the government astronomer, brought him roast chicken but he wouldn't accept it, an advantage over the other prisoners.</p>
<p TEIform="p">When Guido came out of gaol, Lesbia had moved to Sydney. Their affair had already ended, painfully for Lesbia when he married someone else. He was married by Frederick Sinclaire just before the second referendum. His wife had opposed his going to gaol and when he came out she had left for Sydney. Guido followed her and there he also saw Lesbia. After that they lost touch, meeting only occasionally; “Old memories waken old desires/ Infallibly.…, But we'll not think/ When some stray gust/ Relumes the flicker of desire,/ That fuel of circumstance could make/ A furnace of our fire.” (24.3.22.) It was a relationship in which he had benefited far more than she from the ethos of free love. “My loves are free to do the things they please/ By day, or night” (19.10.17), she wrote in one poem as the relationship was ending. Two weeks later, distanced from her confident self, bitter with self doubt and the pain of rejection, she wrote of herself in the third person: “And all her joy is blackest pain,/ And all her love is bitter woe” … “She held her womanhood in scorn.” (30.10.17.)</p>
<p TEIform="p">The precise dates of Lesbia Harford's membership of the I.W.W. are not clear. She does not appear on the files of members<pb n="25" TEIform="pb" id="d151e604"/><pb n="26" TEIform="pb" id="d151e605"/>which were seized by police in mid 1917, although Guido Baracchi counts her membership much earlier. Whatever the formal date of her membership, she was moving in those circles in 1916. The I.W.W., which had had only a handful of members in 1914, gained considerable support during 1916 and 1917 as the radical labour movement became increasingly hostile to the compromises and retreats of the Labour Party. Australia had entered the war with comparatively little dissent, but by mid war the shaky semblance of unity broke into bitter and overt class conflict fuelled by the suppression of the Easter Rebellion in Ireland, by the attempts to introduce conscription, by worsening economic conditions and, later, by the revolutions in Russia. By 1916 the I.W.W.'s refusal to be implicated in a bloody and imperialist war and their call for direct action was attracting working class activists and disaffected working people.</p>
<p TEIform="p">Lesbia Harford joined the I.W.W. on this upsurge through Percy Laidler, a friend who ran a bookshop in Melbourne. Her Tolstoian principle of living her beliefs in action had taken her back into the workshops and factories exactly as the I.W.W. slogan for Direct Action was at its most powerful. She too had experienced the political compromise of the Labour Party and the inertia of a left liberalism floundering on nationalism. In this context her membership cannot be considered remarkable but it was certainly courageous. Under the <hi TEIform="hi">Unlawful Association Act</hi>, introduced after the 1916 conscription referendum, membership in the I.W.W. was punishable by six months imprisonment with hard labour. The clothing factories took their toll, but for Lesbia Harford six months hard labour could well have been fatal.</p>
<p TEIform="p">In 1916 Lesbia Keogh and Percy Laidler ran a discussion group above Laidler's shop. Among the Wobblies who attended was Norman Jeffery who wrote to Marjorie Pizer about Lesbia in 1964. He was clearly ambivalent about a woman like Lesbia being involved in a revolutionary movement. He described “listening to Lesbia on how to write and discerning good from bad writing. With this was mixed our personal views on the content of the socialist trade union and I.W.W. press … It didn't do any of us much good but it was interesting for a bloke like me.” But, he said, she “was liked by the Melbourne I.W.W. boys who knew her”.<ref rend="ozpoets" target="harford.29n" targOrder="U" TEIform="ref" id="d151e616">29</ref> In 1918 she moved to Sydney where she lived with Tom Glynn's wife. Tom Glynn was one of the twelve Wobblies on long sentences in Long Bay gaol. They had been convicted of arson in a case in which most of the evidence against them was on the word of men who later confessed themselves perjurers. Lesbia corresponded with another of the twelve, Bob Besant, also doing ten years, and taught French to another. “We'll mourn each other at prison<pb n="27" TEIform="pb" id="d151e619"/><pb n="28" TEIform="pb" id="d151e620"/>gates,” she wrote. “These boys are splendid as mountain eagles,/ But mountain eagles have eagle mates.” (18.7.17.) She continued working in clothing factories, part of the “invisible people” who go to work at seven each day making skirts “for great big women/ Amazons who've fed and slept/ Themselves inhuman”:</p>
<quote TEIform="quote"><lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l part="N" TEIform="l">There must be tremendous tucks</l>
<l part="N" TEIform="l">On those round bellies.</l>
<l part="N" TEIform="l">Underneath the limbs will shake</l>
<l part="N" TEIform="l">Like wine-soft jellies.</l>
<l rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">(1917)</l></lg></quote>
<p TEIform="p">In Sydney she also worked in domestic service, including, she said, a job with the Fairfax newspaper family. In a poem entitled “Miss Mary Fairfax” she describes Miss Mary checking the maids' work: “If the table's white, she does not see/ Roughened hands that once were ivory.” (4.7.19.)</p>
<p TEIform="p">At the 1920 N.S.W. state election, the radical labour movement had sufficient strength to make the imprisonings an election issue and force the new Labor government to appoint a royal commission to investigate the charges of perjury. The release of all but two was recommended and on 3 August 1920 Bob Besant and Tom Glynn were among the ten released. It had been thought that Lesbia and Bob would marry, but instead, on 23 November 1920, she married Pat Harford, an unsuccessful artist on the fringe of the I.W.W. and bohemian groups. According to Esmond he could be extremely charming. Norman Jeffery described him as a “cynical sectarian socialist of the old type”. Jeffery didn't like Harford and couldn't understood why Lesbia married him. The source of his antagonism seems to have been that Pat enlisted in the war. He refers to this several times: “He was to debate with me at the Australian Socialist Party hall on a matter relating to interpretation and significance of the class struggle. Night before the debate I met him in uniform at a restaurant … So no debate.”<ref rend="ozpoets" target="harford.30n" targOrder="U" TEIform="ref" id="d151e646">30</ref> The Keogh family disapproved of the marriage; Pat Harford was working class, lived in Redfern, was a drunk and prone to violence, factors which seem to have upset them in varying degrees. Guido approved of the marriage, although he admitted Pat had a taste for liquor. She got him out of a “very low state”, he said. “Lesbia said that her two chief achievements in the working class movement were to bring me from the bourgeoisie to the proletariat, and Pat Harford from the proletariat to the bourgeoisie.”<ref rend="ozpoets" target="harford.31n" targOrder="U" TEIform="ref" id="d151e649">31</ref></p>
<p TEIform="p">The marriage seems to have been happy for a while, but within a few years Lesbia returned to Melbourne. In 1925 she was living with her mother and was articled to a firm of solicitors. Most<pb n="29" TEIform="pb" id="d151e654"/>reports of the marriage say that it foundered on his alcoholism. Esmond and Norman Jeffery both report that he knocked her about. He was “too big and brutal for her, exhausted her and wore her out”, Jeffery said. Pat Harford has left no account of the marriage. Only Winifred Keogh, whose opinions about Lesbia often go against the prevailing grain, thought he was good to her, uncomplaining about the extra housework he had to do as her condition grew worse. He must have had something going for him as Lesbia was no fool and both Esmond and Guido liked him. Most accounts describe him as charming, but alcoholism can destroy charm as well as marriages. Like so much else in Lesbia Harford's biography, her marriage remains a mystery.</p>
<p TEIform="p">On the marriage certificate she gave her occupation as university coach. By 1921 she started to move into a variety of teaching and clerical jobs. There is no evidence to suggest whether this was a softening of her position that to accept a bourgeois job was class collaboration, or due to her deteriorating health. Probably a bit of each. By 1920 the political conjunctures had changed and despite the releases, the I.W.W. was a spent force. Its social theory had proved inadequate and the practical problems it was faced with proved insurmountable. Although 69,000 went out under the banner of Direct Action, the N.S.W. “general strike” of 1917 had been bitterly lost. There was no coordinated strike organisation. A generalised belief in Direct Action and a spontaneous and fragmented call for a general strike could not withstand the organised strength of the state, greatly increased by the <hi TEIform="hi">War Precautions Act</hi>. Defiant of the state, the I.W.W. had no provision for survival as an illegal organisation when the state moved against them.<ref rend="ozpoets" target="harford.32n" targOrder="U" TEIform="ref" id="d151e662">32</ref> The death knell of the Wobblies was, of course, the success of the October revolution in Russia. The Bolsheviks' direct and organised assault on the state was seen to succeed where the I.W.W. call for spontaneous industrial revolution had failed. In 1920, before the I.W.W. men were released, a Communist Party had already been formed and it was the C.P.A. which took over the vanguard position of the radical labour movement during the twenties. The C.P.A. encouraged the Wobblies into its ranks. Some including Norman Jeffery, a founding member, and Guido Baracchi joined and stayed; others joined briefly. Others, like Lesbia Harford, not at all.</p>
<p TEIform="p">To Guido Baracchi, Lesbia Harford was a “romantic revolutionary”. Bob Brodney thought that she was regarded as a “bourgeois radical”<ref rend="ozpoets" target="harford.33n" targOrder="U" TEIform="ref" id="d151e668">33</ref>, while Norman Jeffery described her as a “dainty middle class lass” and was puzzled why she joined the I.W.W.:</p>
<pb n="30" TEIform="pb" id="d151e672"/>
<quote TEIform="quote"><p TEIform="p">It became clearer as my own class understanding improved. The I.W.W. attracted, same as did the Communist Party at certain periods, those types from the middle class who saw in the I.W.W. a certain attraction because it appealed to their opposition to authority. Individualistic anarchist ideas appealed to them being quite a characteristic among Petty Bourgeois intellectuals.<ref rend="ozpoets" target="harford.34n" targOrder="U" TEIform="ref" id="d151e678">34</ref></p></quote>
<p TEIform="p">It is not surprising that these men had difficulty in defining her politics or that they used the terms “bourgeois” and “romantic”. Both terms make unconscious reference to her feminism, or at least her gender. For a long time feminism was considered a bourgeois deviation by sections of the C.P.A. and the term “romantic revolutionary” looks back to earlier forms of utopian socialism which, as in the case of the Owenites, gave a central position to gender politics. Lesbia Harford could not be classified as she did not fit existing socialist traditions. Her attempts to create links between women's freedom and class emancipation inevitably created strains given the prevailing separation between feminism and organised working class movements. She did not leave a political assessment of herself and her feminism and socialism speak only in her poetry. There the class and gender politics are inseparable, not divergent struggles as they tended to be viewed in the I.W.W. and, particularly, in the C.P.A. Norman Jeffery saw her attraction to the I.W.W. rather than the C.P.A. as part of her opposition to authority. It may also have been that the I.W.W. gave working women the promise of direct action and control over their situation in a way in which a hierarchical party could not. The C.P.A. did not take feminism as a serious revolutionary issue. The I.W.W.'s looser structure left more room for the reconciliation of class and sexual politics. However, although there was a series of articles on feminism in the I.W.W. paper <hi TEIform="hi">Direct Action</hi> during 1915 and 1916, feminism was clearly a subsidiary struggle. Ultimately neither the C.P.A. nor the I.W.W. offered a social theory which adequately addressed the relationship between class and gender; neither offered a social practice which challenged old patterns of sexual power.</p>
<p TEIform="p">Perhaps the explanation for her withdrawal from activist politics is altogether more mundane. With marriage her life changed again. For a while she enjoyed a peaceful domesticity, telling Nettie Palmer in December 1921: “I also fear lately that my friends think I am too married for anything — very stay at home.… It is hard to distinguish fatigue and a narrow purse from an absorbing marital affection.”<ref rend="ozpoets" target="harford.35n" targOrder="U" TEIform="ref" id="d151e689">35</ref> She was also more absorbed in her writing. The edition of the literary magazine <hi TEIform="hi">Birth</hi> devoted to her work<pb n="31" TEIform="pb" id="d151e695"/>appeared in 1921. Interest began to be shown in her poetry by critics like H. M. Green, Percival Serle and her old friend Nettie Palmer. It is probable that she wrote her novel during the early twenties, a project which would have taken a more sustained effort and more time than she had given to her writing until then. She wrote to Frank Wilmot, the poet Furnley Maurice, in an undated letter probably written in 1926, that the novel was finished but she had not been able to get it published: “I think it's good but I have to admit that it's not striking. I think it original but a casual reader would only think it artless.”<ref rend="ozpoets" target="harford.36n" targOrder="U" TEIform="ref" id="d151e697">36</ref> In 1939 her mother told Nettie Palmer that she thought it was “beautiful” but that a publisher had ruled “the subject unsympathetic and that it would not have a success on that account”.<ref rend="ozpoets" target="harford.37n" targOrder="U" TEIform="ref" id="d151e700">37</ref> She sent the novel with the letter asking for the Palmers' opinion. I have found no further reference to it. My guess is that the novel drew on her experiences in the factories and revolutionary politics, and that it explored sexuality and that relationship between class and gender which she had not been able to settle within the working class movement. In terms of output her poetry tails off in the early twenties just as she seems to have been taking her writing most seriously. Perhaps encouraged by the response to the poems in <hi TEIform="hi">Birth</hi>, she decided to try the broader canvas of a novel. Since 1916 her poetry had been moving away from the early intensely personal poems and was running into problematic questions of form. A novel would have allowed her a space to explore the contradictory experiences of radical politics and feminism in a different and perhaps more settled genre. By 1921 it was clear both that revolutionary politics in Australia could not offer a forum for this debate and that Lesbia Harford was becoming sufficiently confident of herself as a writer to tackle it.</p>
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<div2 type="section" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div2" id="d151e710"><pb n="32" TEIform="pb" id="d151e711"/><head type="div2" TEIform="head">4 So much in life remains unsung/ and so much more than love is sweet</head>
<p TEIform="p">Although Lesbia Harford's writing can be seen within a broad tradition of radical Australian poetry which includes Lawson, Le Gay Brereton, Mary Gilmore, Furnley Maurice and E. J. Brady, her poetry is not entirely at ease in this company. Some of her poetry shares imagery of the feminine with Mary Gilmore's early work: <hi TEIform="hi">Marri'd and Other Verses</hi> was published in 1910 and <hi TEIform="hi">The Passionate Heart</hi> in 1918. Given her interest in feminism and Australian poetry, Lesbia Harford would almost certainly have read these volumes, and her admiration for Furnley Maurice is clear from her letters to him. But by the end of the war her poetry was moving towards popular and proletarian traditions of song and away from the more stylised forms that mark the work of Furnley Maurice and Mary Gilmore. Perhaps in some ways the poet closest to Lesbia Harford is Dick Long, another underrated and barely known but marvellous Australian poet. They share a vernacular poetry, a commitment to working class struggles and the representation of the working conditions and life experiences of the poor and powerless. But it is also very different, for most of all her poetry articulates the problems and the consciousness of the feminine. It is a poetry in which woman is active and the feminine voiced in its own terms. Lesbia Harford's poetry is a far cry from the bulk of verse written by Australian women in the 1910s and 1920s which filled the volumes of such magazines as <hi TEIform="hi">The Spinner</hi>, and which relied on Victorian rhyme and metre, cosy sentiment and hedgerow descriptions. Viewed historically Lesbia Harford's poetry is astonishing.</p>
<p TEIform="p">Lesbia Harford's attitude to her poetry was deeply implicated with her politics and philosophy of life. As Guido Baracchi put it: “she wanted to ditch the bourgeois world altogether. Her way of doing it was to work in the clothing trades, join her union, become a member of the I.W.W.…. She completely ditched that old world that she had grown up in. Even in things like music there was a rejection of the old; she got quite hostile to classical music. There's one of her poems: ‘There's a band in the street,/ There's a band in the street,/ It will play you a tune for a penny.’ Well this was the only sort of music she'd have a bar of, the music that would reach the people.”<ref rend="ozpoets" target="harford.38n" targOrder="U" TEIform="ref" id="d151e729">38</ref> And so too with her poetry. It looks to popular traditions of song and lyric poetry rather than to contemporary intellectual or modernist poetry. She was certainly aware of the latter. According to Bernard Smith, Esmond Keogh and Pat Harford were among the first people in Melbourne talking about<pb n="33" TEIform="pb" id="d151e732"/>modernism in art.<ref rend="ozpoets" target="harford.39n" targOrder="U" TEIform="ref" id="d151e734">39</ref> Katie Lush and Nettie Palmer were other sources for discussion about modernist poetry. Despite Nettie Palmer's profound unease with the avant-garde, she made it one of her tasks to introduce Australian writers to contemporary European and American writers.</p>
<p TEIform="p">Perhaps Frederick Sinclaire's greatest influence on Lesbia Harford was not in religious philosophy but in language. One of his central tenets was that religion should speak the language of “ordinary people”, that it be easily accessible. This was the case with Lesbia Harford's poetry which combined the familiarity of rhyme and lyric traditions with the accessibility of vernacular language. But while many of her poems are about the workplace and the daily experience of women, she was never a polemicist in her poetry. She told Percival Serle in 1926 that she was not “a Bolshevist in verse”. She did not like Anna Wickham's polemically feminist poetry which she considered “spoilt as much by its slovenliness as by its propaganda aspect”. She preferred “the old forms”.<ref rend="ozpoets" target="harford.40n" targOrder="U" TEIform="ref" id="d151e740">40</ref> The radicalism of her verse did not rely on polemic but on the power of the female voice that does not apologise. The simplicity of her poetry is deceptive; its accessibility is constructed in carefully metred lines. It was not easy to meld the vernacular with traditional lyric forms: “Into old rhyme/ The new words come but shyly.” (1.9.17.) The attempt resulted in a move away from the lyric and a poetic tradition which celebrates self-expression towards poetic forms such as the ballad and popular song which express the viewpoint and life experience of a group. This shift came slowly and tentatively, and her poetry should be read as transitional, making rather than completing a move in this direction. Nor was the transition straightforward: on the one hand her impulse towards the vernacular and the representation of the working experience of women led her away from the lyric; on the other hand the connection between feminism and the expression of the personal maintained strong links to that tradition. Her own attitude was dialectical, embracing these contradictions. Nevertheless it was a shift, however difficult, from an emphasis on the individual imagination to a more proletarian and also feminist concept of a poetry which could be spoken or sung, addressed to a larger audience than a small specialised poetry reading public. Another influence in this, of course, were the I.W.W. songs and ballads which had a wide popular following in America.</p>
<p TEIform="p">But Lesbia Harford's poems and songs were never taken up by the I.W.W. in Australia as Joe Hill's were in America. They do not appear in the pages of <hi TEIform="hi">Direct Action</hi> although there was poetry in most issues between 1914 and 1917. Most of it was, of course, by men, a lot reprinted from America. Most of the poetry was Victorian<pb n="34" TEIform="pb" id="d151e749"/>in form, often satirical and sometimes in ballad form. In contrast Lesbia Harford's poetry was modern, witty and uncompromisingly female. It was much too concerned with women's experience to become part of a male dominated urban working class culture as the proletarian ballads of the thirties were to do. Nor did it fit the tradition of the bush ballad with its rural and masculine orientation. Besides, she never had the confidence or the strength of voice that would have been necessary to establish herself as a singer/writer. The proletarian ballad is a tradition that needs singers. Right to the end she was shy about her poetry. She might speak from a soap box, but not sing. Guido describes her singing her poems for him on the Manly ferry. She sang for her friends and wrote her own music, but her singing was informal and when she died the music died with her; no record of it remains. In any case her move towards proletarian song was never a denial of lyric. Her feminism and her articulation of the invisible realities of women's lives resulted in songs that were different from the tough tradition of urban working class popular songs. Hers were not songs to be belted out on street corners. And so she did not make a comfortable fit with that tradition any more than she did with a more bourgeois tradition. Perhaps it would be more accurate to say that her poetry foreshadows a form of protest singing and poetry that developed several decades later when shifts in education and class structure gave a more lyric style of protest song a popular following. But in the 1920s the conditions for this did not exist in Australia. When she was published it was as a lyric poet in small circulation poetry publications which never had a large, let alone a mass audience. Where she was taken up it was within the literary groups she had always shied away from. Like that of many other marginalised poets — black, female, working class — her work challenges literary historiography, the categorisation of forms, and the division of writing into literary and popular, major and minor.</p>
<p TEIform="p">Even as a lyric poet Lesbia Harford has been inadequately read; but then Australian criticism has never been comfortable with the metaphors of the feminine and the discourses of women's writing. Every lyric poet inherits the metaphors of lyric poetry, the language within which poetic meaning is constructed; it is an inheritance which can be highly problematic for women. The curve of female sexuality, for example, has been spoken in lyric poetry for several centuries through imagery from nature and the language of flowers. As Cora Kaplan points out “the analogy is not always hostile to women, nor is it sexist in obvious ways. Male poets also mourn the decline of their own youth and freshness — though they tend to see themselves not as flowers but as more phallic objects like trees, or to image their decline as part of the seasonal cycle — a<pb n="35" TEIform="pb" id="d151e755"/><pb n="36" TEIform="pb" id="d151e756"/>grander process altogether. But if we consider how vulnerable, passive, fragile and silent flowers are, we see that the metaphor is always subliminally degrading.”<ref rend="ozpoets" target="harford.41n" targOrder="U" TEIform="ref" id="d151e758">41</ref> The problem for the woman poet is the negotiation of this inherited language in her attempt to image herself. Lesbia Harford is conscious and even ironic in her rejection of the rose as metaphor for her female self. Where she is less conscious and rather more interesting is in her use of lilac and the lily. Lilac is not a flower that is traditionally used for the female; the lily is. As a flower lilac is highly perfumed, signifying itself in large and obvious sprays, in no way modest or demure. Yet it is also a tree and is strong against storms: “A branch of lilac and a storm of hail/ On the same afternoon! Indeed I know/ Here in the south it always happens so,/ That lilac is companioned by the gale.” The poem speaks ambivalently of the poet's relationship to the lilac; she sees herself not as the lilac but in critical relationship to it. The storms of female experience keep her from any easy identification with the flower:</p>
<quote TEIform="quote"><lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l part="N" TEIform="l">I took some hailstones from the window sill</l>
<l part="N" TEIform="l">And swallowed them in a communion feast.</l>
<l part="N" TEIform="l">Their transitory joy is mine at least,</l>
<l part="N" TEIform="l">The lilac's loveliness escapes me still.</l>
<l part="N" TEIform="l">Mine are the storms of spring, but not the sweets.</l>
<l part="N" TEIform="l">   (11.10.23)</l></lg></quote>
<p TEIform="p">For Australians, of course, the problem is accentuated by imagery that comes always from Europe; “Pink eucalyptus flowers/ (The flowers are out)/ Are fair as any rose/ For us to sing about.” (29.3.18.) The lily is a common European flower which in romantic poetry signifies the purity and passivity of the feminine. But of course there are also native Australian lilies. Lesbia Harford's first poem which uses the image of the lily is dated December 1913; it is a poem that becomes inert under the weight of that traditional imagery. The image cannot free itself of its history:</p>
<quote TEIform="quote"><lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l part="N" TEIform="l">Ay, ay, ay, the lilies of the garden</l>
<l part="N" TEIform="l">With red threads binding them and stars about,</l>
<l part="N" TEIform="l">These shall be her symbols, for she is high and holy,</l>
<l part="N" TEIform="l">Holy in her maidenhood and very full of doubt.</l>
<l part="N" TEIform="l">   (December 1913)</l></lg></quote>
<p TEIform="p">Compare this to another poem, written five years later, in which the image is transcended and made both active and Australian, yet relies for its meaning on its unspoken defiance of that old stereotypic association:</p>
<pb n="37" TEIform="pb" id="d151e805"/>
<quote TEIform="quote"><lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l part="N" TEIform="l">I went to see</l>
<l part="N" TEIform="l">A friend last night and on her mantelself</l>
<l part="N" TEIform="l">I saw some lilies,</l>
<l part="N" TEIform="l">Image of myself,</l>
<l part="N" TEIform="l">And most unlike your dream of purity.</l></lg><lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l part="N" TEIform="l">They had been small green lilies, never white</l>
<l part="N" TEIform="l">For man's delight</l>
<l part="N" TEIform="l">In their most blissful hours.</l>
<l part="N" TEIform="l">But now the flowers</l>
<l part="N" TEIform="l">Had shrivelled and instead</l>
<l part="N" TEIform="l">Shone spikes of seeds,</l>
<l part="N" TEIform="l">Burned spikes of seeds,</l>
<l part="N" TEIform="l">Burned red</l>
<l part="N" TEIform="l">As love and death and fierce futurity.</l></lg><lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l part="N" TEIform="l">There's this much of the lily left in me.</l>
<l part="N" TEIform="l">   (9.3.18)</l></lg></quote>
<p TEIform="p">The language her poetry uses to negotiate that contradictory set of relationships between independence, love and sexual passion also holds ghosts within its meanings. Her poetry breaks with earlier feminisms which resolved the conflict between love and independence in a denial of sexuality. Miles Franklin's early writings voice the tension of this resolution and the pain of her staunchly chaste independence. Lesbia Harford's attempt to know sexual passion and still take charge of her own destiny was no less painful and her poetry speaks the tension in balancing — or failing to balance — freedom of mind and spirit with freedom of the body and the heart. The sub-text of her poetry is exactly this negotiation, and the acceptance of struggle and change as a condition of life. The problem remains that of being active rather than passive, of speaking as a poet in a culture in which woman is spoken through the language of poetic metaphor. Her writing grapples with this in poems which are frank, vernacular and attempt to resist traditional meanings.</p>
<p TEIform="p">One resolution of the conflict between love and independence was to articulate it in poetry: to break the silence of women's isolated and painful experience. Increasingly this merged into her identification with broader based struggles of class and gender as another resolution, however partial, and as a way of broaching the essentially individualistic pain of private love and romantic poetry. The imagery of personal consciousness merges with and gives way to poetry which addresses the narrative of a more collective (female) experience. Her poems become strike songs and a later<pb n="38" TEIform="pb" id="d151e864"/>love lyric is addressed to revolution as a female lover: “She is not of the fireside,/ My lovely love” (12.2.18). If her poetry is contradictory it is not that it is illogical, but that it voices in its contradictions the essential realities of those who are poor, who struggle and who dare to hope in a society divided by class and by gender. By grappling with poetry as a form of protest as well as of expression, and by voicing the politics of sexuality and women's experience, Lesbia Harford's clear and honest poetry speaks to contradictions that are still central to Australian feminism and writing today.</p>
<p TEIform="p">   Drusilla Modjeska</p>
<p TEIform="p">   Sydney, 1984</p>
<note id="harford.1n" place="unspecified" anchored="yes" TEIform="note">1. Nettie Palmer, <hi TEIform="hi">Illustrated Tasmanian Mail</hi>, 19 October 1927.</note>
<note id="harford.2n" place="unspecified" anchored="yes" TEIform="note">2. Walter Benjamin, <hi TEIform="hi">Illuminations</hi>, London, Cape, 1970, p. 100.</note>
<note id="harford.3n" place="unspecified" anchored="yes" TEIform="note">3. Ken Worpole, <hi TEIform="hi">Dockers and Detectives</hi>, London, Verso, 1983, p. 50.</note>
<note id="harford.4n" place="unspecified" anchored="yes" TEIform="note">4. Nettie Palmer to Guido Baracchi. 2 May 1942. Baracchi papers, National Library of Australia, MS 5241, folder 1.</note>
<note id="harford.5n" place="unspecified" anchored="yes" TEIform="note">5. Douglas Stewart to Marjorie Pizer, 23 June 1964. Held by Marjorie Pizer.</note>
<note id="harford.6n" place="unspecified" anchored="yes" TEIform="note">6. Lesbia Harford to Percival Serle, 17 June 1926. Serle papers, State Library of Victoria, MS 8486, box 899/2.</note>
<note id="harford.7n" place="unspecified" anchored="yes" TEIform="note">7. Lesbia Harford to Percival Serle, 22 July 1926. Serle papers, State Library of Victoria, MS 8486, box 899/2.</note>
<note id="harford.8n" place="unspecified" anchored="yes" TEIform="note">8. All quotations from Esmond Keogh's account of the Keogh family history are taken from the essay and notes he wrote for Marjorie Pizer in 1964. Held by Marjorie Pizer.</note>
<note id="harford.9n" place="unspecified" anchored="yes" TEIform="note">9. Nettie Palmer, introduction to <hi TEIform="hi">The Poems of Lesbia Harford</hi>, Melbourne, Melbourne University Press, 1941.</note>
<note id="harford.10n" place="unspecified" anchored="yes" TEIform="note">10. Helen Keogh to Nettie Palmer, 19 July 1939. Held by Marjorie Pizer.</note>
<note id="harford.11n" place="unspecified" anchored="yes" TEIform="note">11. Bob Brodney, interview with Michael Hurley, 23 August 1983.</note>
<note id="harford.12n" place="unspecified" anchored="yes" TEIform="note">12. <hi TEIform="hi">The Diary of Beatrice Webb</hi>, vol. I, 1873–1892, ed. Norman and Jean Mackenzie, London, L.S.E. and Virago, 1982, pp. 243–249.</note>
<note id="harford.13n" place="unspecified" anchored="yes" TEIform="note">13. Guido Baracchi, “Rebel Girl”, a lecture given to the Fellowship of Australian Writers, in Sydney, November 1941. Baracchi papers, National Library of Australia, MS 5241, folder 39.</note>
<note id="harford.14n" place="unspecified" anchored="yes" TEIform="note">14. Helen Keogh to Nettie Palmer, 19 July 1939. Held by Marjorie Pizer.</note>
<note id="harford.15n" place="unspecified" anchored="yes" TEIform="note">15. Guido Baracchi, interview with Marjorie Pizer, 20 August 1964.</note>
<note id="harford.16n" place="unspecified" anchored="yes" TEIform="note">16. Joan Rosanove to Marjorie Pizer, 19 November 1964. Held by Marjorie Pizer.</note>
<note id="harford.17n" place="unspecified" anchored="yes" TEIform="note">17. Guido Baracchi, “National Guilds I: Capital and the State”, <hi TEIform="hi">Melbourne University Magazine</hi>, May 1917.</note>
<note id="harford.18n" place="unspecified" anchored="yes" TEIform="note">18. Katie Lush, letter to <hi TEIform="hi">The Socialist</hi>, 10 August 1917, p. 2</note>
<note id="harford.19n" place="unspecified" anchored="yes" TEIform="note">19. A. Boyce Gibson to Marjorie Pizer, 3 November 1964. Held by Marjorie Pizer.</note>
<note id="harford.20n" place="unspecified" anchored="yes" TEIform="note">20. Mrs J. H. Warren to Marjorie Pizer, no date (1964). Held by Marjorie Pizer.</note>
<note id="harford.21n" place="unspecified" anchored="yes" TEIform="note">21. Sir George Lush, notes on Katie Lush, 6 June 1984. Held by Marjorie Pizer.</note>
<note id="harford.22n" place="unspecified" anchored="yes" TEIform="note">22. Quoted in Lesley Parsons, “The Quest for Lesbia Harford”, chapter 2, p. 6. B.A. thesis, Department of History, Melbourne University, 1976.</note>
<note id="harford.23n" place="unspecified" anchored="yes" TEIform="note">23. Extracts from Lesbia Harford's sermon “Two kinds of morality” were published in <hi TEIform="hi">The Fellowship</hi>, no. 8, April 1915.</note>
<note id="harford.24n" place="unspecified" anchored="yes" TEIform="note">24. Barbara Taylor, <hi TEIform="hi">Eve and the New Jerusalem</hi>, London, Virago, 1983.</note>
<note id="harford.25n" place="unspecified" anchored="yes" TEIform="note">25. Guido Baracchi, “Rebel Girl”.</note>
<note id="harford.26n" place="unspecified" anchored="yes" TEIform="note">26. <hi TEIform="hi">ibid.</hi></note>
<note id="harford.27n" place="unspecified" anchored="yes" TEIform="note">27. Guido Baracchi, interview with Marjorie Pizer.</note>
<note id="harford.28n" place="unspecified" anchored="yes" TEIform="note">28. <hi TEIform="hi">ibid.</hi></note>
<note id="harford.29n" place="unspecified" anchored="yes" TEIform="note">29. Norman Jeffery to Marjorie Pizer, 28 July 1964. Held by Marjorie Pizer.</note>
<note id="harford.30n" place="unspecified" anchored="yes" TEIform="note">30. Norman Jeffery to Marjorie Pizer, 9 May 1965. Held by Marjorie Pizer.</note>
<note id="harford.31n" place="unspecified" anchored="yes" TEIform="note">31. Guido Baracchi, interview with Marjorie Pizer.</note>
<note id="harford.32n" place="unspecified" anchored="yes" TEIform="note">32. See Ian Turner, <hi TEIform="hi">Sydney's Burning</hi>, Sydney, Alpha Books, 1967, for a full account of the I.W.W. in Australia.</note>
<note id="harford.33n" place="unspecified" anchored="yes" TEIform="note">33. Bob Brodney, interview with Michael Hurley.</note>
<note id="harford.34n" place="unspecified" anchored="yes" TEIform="note">34. Norman Jeffery to Marjorie Pizer, 28 July 1964.</note>
<note id="harford.35n" place="unspecified" anchored="yes" TEIform="note">35. Lesbia Harford to Nettie Palmer, 4 December 1921. Held by Marjorie Pizer.</note>
<note id="harford.36n" place="unspecified" anchored="yes" TEIform="note">36. Lesbia Harford to Frank Wilmot, no date. Wilmot papers, Mitchell Library, MS 4/6/185.</note>
<note id="harford.37n" place="unspecified" anchored="yes" TEIform="note">37. Helen Keogh to Nettie Palmer, 18 November 1939. Held by Marjorie Pizer.</note>
<note id="harford.38n" place="unspecified" anchored="yes" TEIform="note">38. Guido Baracchi, interview with Marjorie Pizer.</note>
<note id="harford.39n" place="unspecified" anchored="yes" TEIform="note">39. Bernard Smith, <hi TEIform="hi">Australian Painting 1788–1960</hi>, Melbourne, Oxford University Press, 1962, p. 192.</note>
<note id="harford.40n" place="unspecified" anchored="yes" TEIform="note">40. Lesbia Harford to Percival Serle, 17 June 1926. Serle papers, State Library of Victoria, MS 8486, box 899/2.</note>
<note id="harford.41n" place="unspecified" anchored="yes" TEIform="note">41. Cora Kaplan, introduction to <hi TEIform="hi">Salt and Bitter and Good: Three Centuries of English and American Women Poets</hi>, London, Paddington Press, 1975.</note>
</div2>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e1045"><pb n="41" TEIform="pb" id="d151e1046"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[I dreamt last night]</head>

<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">I dreamt last night</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">That spring had come.</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Across green fields I saw a blur</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Of crimson-blossomed plum.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">I've never known</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">So fair a thing.</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">And yet I wish it were a dream</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Of some forgotten spring.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">Today the sun</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Our workroom blest</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">And there was hard young wattle pinned</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">On our forewoman's breast.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">August, 1910</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e1094"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[If I had six white horses]</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">If I had six white horses</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">And six sturdy friends,</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">I'd sell them into slavery,</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">If that would gain your ends.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">I'd sell them into slavery,</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">If you so willed.</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Thus were the hearts blood o' the world</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">By treason spilled.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">1910</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e1129"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Little Ships</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">The little ships are dearer than the great ships</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">For they sail in strange places,</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">They lean nearer the green waters.</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">One may count by wavelets how the year slips</l>
<l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">From their decks; and hear the Sea-King's daughters</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Laughing at their play whene'er the boat dips.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">August, 1911</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e1157"><pb n="42" TEIform="pb" id="d151e1158"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[When day is over]</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">When day is over</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">I climb up the stair,</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Take off my dark dress,</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Pull down my hair,</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">Open my window</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">And look at the stars.</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Then my heart breaks through</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">These prison bars</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">Of space and darkness</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">And finds what is true,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Up past the stars where</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">I'm one with you.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">December, 1911</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e1207"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[This year I have seen autumn with new eyes]</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">This year I have seen autumn with new eyes,</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Glimpsed hitherto undreamt of mysteries</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">In the slow ripening of the town-bred trees;</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Horse-chestnut lifting wide hands to the skies;</l>
<l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">And silver beech turned gold now winter's near;</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">And elm, whose leaves like little suns appear</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Scattering light — all, all have made me wise</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">And writ me lectures in earth's loveliness,</l>
<l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">Whether they laugh through the grey morning mist,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Or by the loving sun at noon are kissed</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Or seek at night the high-swung lamp's caress.</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Does autumn such a novel splendour wear</l>
<l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Simply because my love has yellow hair?</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">May, 1912</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e1258"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[Do you remember still the little song]</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">Do you remember still the little song</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">I mumbled on the hill at Aura, how</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">I told you it was made for Katie's sake</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">When I was fresh from school and loving her</l>
<l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">With all the strength of girlhood? And you said</l></lg>
<pb n="43" TEIform="pb" id="d151e1278"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">You liked my song, although I didn't know</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">How it began at first and gabbled then</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">In a half voice, because I was too shy</l>
<l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">To speak aloud, much less to speak them out —</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Words I had joined myself — in the full voice</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">And with the lilt of proper poetry.</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">You could have hardly heard me. Here's the girl,</l>
<l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">The little girl from school you never knew.</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">She made this song. Read what you couldn't hear.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="15" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">How bright the windows are</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">When the dear sun shineth.</l>
<l n="17" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">They strive to reflect the sun,</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">To be bright like the sun,</l>
<l n="19" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">To give heat like the sun.</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">My heart too has its chosen one</l>
<l n="21" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And so to shine designeth.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">The windows on the opposite hill that day</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">Shone bright at sunset too and made me think</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">Of the old patter I had half forgot,</l>
<l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">Do you remember? I remind you now,</l>
<l n="26" part="N" TEIform="l">Who wandered yesterday for half an hour</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">Into St Francis, where I thought of you</l>
<l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l">And how I would be glad to love you well</l>
<l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">If I but knew the way. The rhyme came back</l>
<l n="30" part="N" TEIform="l">Teasing me till I knew I hated it.</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">I couldn't take that way of loving you.</l>
<l n="32" part="N" TEIform="l">That was the girl's way. Hear the woman now.</l>
<l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">Out of my thinking in the lonely church</l>
<l n="34" part="N" TEIform="l">And the day's labour in a friendly room</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">Tumbled a song this morning you will like.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="36" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">I love my love</l>
<l n="37" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">But I could not be</l>
<l n="38" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Good for his sake.</l>
<l n="39" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">That frightens me.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="40" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Nor could I do</l>
<l n="41" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Such things as I should</l>
<l n="42" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Just for the sake</l>
<l n="43" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Of being good.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="44" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Deeds are too great</l>
<l n="45" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">To serve my whim,</l>
<pb n="44" TEIform="pb" id="d151e1411"/>
<l n="46" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Be ways of loving</l>
<l n="47" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Myself or him.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="48" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Whether my deeds</l>
<l n="49" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Are good or ill</l>
<l n="50" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">They're done for their own,</l>
<l n="51" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Not love's sake, still.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="52" part="N" TEIform="l">I didn't know it till the song was done</l>
<l n="53" part="N" TEIform="l">But that's Ramiro in a nutshell, eh,</l>
<l n="54" part="N" TEIform="l">With his contempt for individual souls</l>
<l n="55" part="N" TEIform="l">And setting of the deed above the man.</l>
<l n="56" part="N" TEIform="l">Perhaps I like him better than I thought,</l>
<l n="57" part="N" TEIform="l">Or would like, if he'd give me leave to scorn</l>
<l n="58" part="N" TEIform="l">Chameleon, adjectival good and ill</l>
<l n="59" part="N" TEIform="l">And set the deed so far above the man</l>
<l n="60" part="N" TEIform="l">As to be out of reach of morals too.</l>
<l n="61" part="N" TEIform="l">There you and I join issue once again.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">11.10.12</dateline></closer>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e1469"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">In the Public Library</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">Standing on tiptoe, head back, eyes and arm</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Upraised, Kate groped to reach the higher shelf.</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Her sleeve slid up like darkness in alarm</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">At gleam of dawn. Impatient with herself</l>
<l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">For lack of inches, careless of her charm,</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">She strained to grasp a volume; then she turned</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Back to her chair, an unforgetful Eve</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Still snatching at the fruit for which she yearned</l>
<l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">In Eden. She read idly to relieve</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">The forehead where her daylong studies burned,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Tales of an uncrowned queen who fed her child</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">On poisons, till death lurked, in act to spring,</l>
<l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Between the girl's breasts; who with soft mouth smiled</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">With soft eyes tempted the usurping King</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Then dealt him death in kisses. Kate had piled</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">Her books three deep before her and across</l>
<l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">This barricade she watched an old man nod</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">Over a dirty paper, until loss</l>
<pb n="45" TEIform="pb" id="d151e1531"/>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Of life seemed better than possession. Shod</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">With kisses death might skid like thistle floss</l>
<l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">Down windy slides, might prove at heart as gay</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">As Cinderella in glass slippers.</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">Life goes awkwardly so sandalled. Had decay</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">Been the girl's gift in that Miltonic strife</l>
<l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">She would have rivalled God, Kate thought. A ray</l>
<l n="26" part="N" TEIform="l">Of sunshine carrying gilded flecks of dust</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">And minutes bright with fancies, touched her hair</l>
<l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l">To powder it with gold and silver, just</l>
<l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">As if being now admitted she should wear</l>
<l n="30" part="N" TEIform="l">The scholar's wig, colleague of those whose lust</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">For beauty hidden in an outworn tongue</l>
<l n="32" part="N" TEIform="l">Had made it possible for her to read</l>
<l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">Tales that were fathered in Arabia, sung</l>
<l n="34" part="N" TEIform="l">By trouvères and forgotten with their creed</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">Of love and magic. Beams that strayed among</l>
<l n="36" part="N" TEIform="l">Kate's fingers lit a rosy lantern there</l>
<l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">To glow in twilight. Suddenly afraid</l>
<l n="38" part="N" TEIform="l">She seemed to see her beauty in a flare</l>
<l n="39" part="N" TEIform="l">Of light from hell. A throng of devils swayed</l>
<l n="40" part="N" TEIform="l">Before her, devils that had learned to wear</l>
<l n="41" part="N" TEIform="l">The shape of scholar, poet, libertine.</l>
<l n="42" part="N" TEIform="l">They smiled, frowned, beckoned, swearing to estrange</l>
<l n="43" part="N" TEIform="l">Kate from reflection that her soul had been</l>
<l n="44" part="N" TEIform="l">Slain by her woman's body or would change</l>
<l n="45" part="N" TEIform="l">From contact with it to a thing unclean.</l>
<l n="46" part="N" TEIform="l">Woman was made to worship man, they preached,</l>
<l n="47" part="N" TEIform="l">Not God, to serve earth's purpose, not to roam</l>
<l n="48" part="N" TEIform="l">The heavens of thought … A factory whistle screeched,</l>
<l n="49" part="N" TEIform="l">Someone turned up the lights. On her way home</l>
<l n="50" part="N" TEIform="l">Kate wondered in what mode were angels breeched.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">Xmas, 1912</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e1639"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[Ay, ay, ay, the lilies of the garden]</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">Ay, ay, ay, the lilies of the garden</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">With red threads binding them and stars about,</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">These shall be her symbols, for she is high and holy,</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Holy in her maidenhood and very full of doubt.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">Ay, ay, ay, for she is very girlish</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Fearful her heart's lilies should be stained by sin.</l>
<pb n="7" TEIform="pb" id="d151e1663"/>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Yet will I bind them with rosy threads of passion.</l>
<l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">Surely human passion has a right to enter in.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">December, 1913</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e1676"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Adventurers</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">This morning I got up before the sun</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Had seized the hill,</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">And scrambled heart-hot, noisy, past each one</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">In sleep laid still.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">There they lay helpless under the gold stars,</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Good folk and kind,</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">By sleep the robber spoiled of heavenly wares,</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Made deaf and blind.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">The leaves cracked, the grass rustled as I passed.</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">I might have been</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Myself the thief. Each minute seemed the last</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Of freedom's teen.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">But lonely down the hill in Levite's guise</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Or priest's, I ran.</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">I had not proved myself, true loverwise,</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">Samaritan.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">The wind went by me, pulling at my hair.</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">I left the track.</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">My last night's purpose terrible and fair</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">Came sweeping back.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">Among the bracken under a white tree</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">I sat me down,</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">And slipped my shoulders very stealthily</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">From out my gown.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">One minute I lay naked on the grass,</l>
<l n="26" part="N" TEIform="l">Then sat upright.</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">The hot wind had its will with me, and kissed</l>
<l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l">My bosom white.</l></lg>
<pb n="47" TEIform="pb" id="d151e1772"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">The stars gleamed in the grey before the rose.</l>
<l n="30" part="N" TEIform="l">Were they not eyes</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">That peered and leered, and seemed about to close</l>
<l n="32" part="N" TEIform="l">In shocked surprise?</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">With the whole sky at gaze, there had I lain.</l>
<l n="34" part="N" TEIform="l">Had dared thus much.</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">I ran on frightened down the hill again,</l>
<l n="36" part="N" TEIform="l">With gown to clutch.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">Down by the creek the blackberries grew thick,</l>
<l n="38" part="N" TEIform="l">And as I passed</l>
<l n="39" part="N" TEIform="l">They stretched long arms to hinder me and prick,</l>
<l n="40" part="N" TEIform="l">Make me shamefast?</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="41" part="N" TEIform="l">Nay, they laughed, pulling at my slipping gown,</l>
<l n="42" part="N" TEIform="l">Would have laid bare</l>
<l n="43" part="N" TEIform="l">To chance men on the hillside looking down</l>
<l n="44" part="N" TEIform="l">The whiteness there.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="45" part="N" TEIform="l">Close by the blackwoods is the bathing pool</l>
<l n="46" part="N" TEIform="l">The men have made.</l>
<l n="47" part="N" TEIform="l">I was no sport for stars, no bramble's fool</l>
<l n="48" part="N" TEIform="l">In the trees' shade.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="49" part="N" TEIform="l">But when I stood with limbs and body free</l>
<l n="50" part="N" TEIform="l">And gleaming fair,</l>
<l n="51" part="N" TEIform="l">The little kind ferns screened and covered me</l>
<l n="52" part="N" TEIform="l">Like Agnes' hair.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="53" part="N" TEIform="l">I slipped into the shallow water, felt</l>
<l n="54" part="N" TEIform="l">The fine brown sand</l>
<l n="55" part="N" TEIform="l">Of the creek bottom, shuddered, splashed and knelt</l>
<l n="56" part="N" TEIform="l">Too cold to stand.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="57" part="N" TEIform="l">Happy and shivering, with trees overhead,</l>
<l n="58" part="N" TEIform="l">Fern walls around,</l>
<l n="59" part="N" TEIform="l">I listened to the water talking, led</l>
<l n="60" part="N" TEIform="l">To praise by sound.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="61" part="N" TEIform="l">So I have felt the wind and water's kiss,</l>
<l n="62" part="N" TEIform="l">Though I'm a maid.</l>
<l n="63" part="N" TEIform="l">Better be man than be a girl, and miss</l>
<l n="64" part="N" TEIform="l">Feeling afraid.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">Xmas, 1913</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e1898"><pb n="48" TEIform="pb" id="d151e1899"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[I count the days until I see you, dear,]</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">I count the days until I see you, dear,</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">But the days only.</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">I dare not reckon up the nights and hours</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">I shall be lonely.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">But when at last I meet you, dearest heart,</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">How can it cheer me?</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Desire has power to turn me into stone,</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">When you come near me.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">I give my heart the lie against my will,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Seem not to see you,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Glance aside quickly if I meet your eye,</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Love you and flee you.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">1913</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e1948"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Tyrant</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">When I was a child,</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">I felt the fairies' power.</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Of a sudden my dry life</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Would burst into flower.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">The skies were my path,</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">The sun my comrade fair,</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">And the night was a dark rose</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">I wore in my hair.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">But thou camest, love,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Who madest me unfree.</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">I will dig myself a grave</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">And hide there from thee.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">July, 1914</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e1996"><pb n="49" TEIform="pb" id="d151e1997"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[Tall trees along the road]</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">Tall trees along the road,</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">I never saw you</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Last year in summertime.</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">He came before you</l>
<l n="05" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">With his blue eyes.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Warm wind along the road,</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">I never knew you</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Last year in summertime.</l>
<l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">We could outdo you</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">With our hot sighs.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">This year, oh wind and trees,</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">We're friends together.</l>
<l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Else should I be alone</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">In this sweet weather</l>
<l n="15" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">Beneath fair skies.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">October, 1914</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e2054"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[Though I had lost my love]</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">Though I had lost my love,</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">The hills could calm me.</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Deep in a woodland grove</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">No loss could harm me.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">But when I came to town,</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">And saw around me</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Lovers pass up and down —</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Then sorrow crowned me.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">December, 1914</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e2089"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[My heart is a pomegranate full of sweet fancies]</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">My heart is a pomegranate full of sweet fancies,</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">To crimson with sunshine and swell with the dew.</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Warmed by your smile and besprent by your glances</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">See, it has opened for you!</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">1914</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e2111"><pb n="50" TEIform="pb" id="d151e2112"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">God Speaks</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">I made a heaven for you filled with stars,</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Each star a song</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Meant to give happy music to your ear,</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Day and night long.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">But in your workshop you are closed away</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">From the fair sky,</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Deafened by noise until you cannot hear</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">My stars that sigh.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">And when night comes your sleepy eyes are blind</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">To heavens blue;</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">That was a foolish toy, my dearest dear,</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">I made for you.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">1914</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e2160"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[I have two wings]</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">I have two wings</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">To raise me to the skies.</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Withouten these</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">My soul could never rise.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">My shining friends,</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">All white and gold are ye</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Who make my soul</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">A winged victory.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">7.3.15</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e2196"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[I can't feel the sunshine]</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">I can't feel the sunshine</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Or see the stars aright</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">For thinking of her beauty</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">And her kisses bright.</l></lg>
<pb n="51" TEIform="pb" id="d151e2213"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">She would let me kiss her</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Once and not again.</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Deeming soul essential,</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Sense doth she disdain.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">If I should once kiss her,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">I would never rest</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Till I had lain hour long</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Pillowed on her breast.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Lying so, I'd tell her</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Many a secret thing</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">God has whispered to me</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">When my soul took wing.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Would that I were Sappho,</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">Greece my land, not this!</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">There the noblest women,</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">When they loved, would kiss.</l></lg>

<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">4.4.15</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e2273"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">After Rain</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">Today</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">I'd like to be a nun</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">And go and say</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">My rosary beneath the trees out there.</l>
<l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">In this shy sun</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">The raindrops look like silver beads of prayer.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">So blest</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Am I, I'd like to tell</l>
<l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">God and the rest</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Of heaven-dwellers in the garden there</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">All that befell</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Last week. Such gossip is as good as prayer.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Ah well!</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">I have, since I'm no nun,</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">No beads to tell,</l>
<pb n="52" TEIform="pb" id="d151e2325"/>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">And being happy must be all my prayer.</l>
<l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Yet 'twould be fun</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">To walk with God 'neath the wet trees out there.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">18.4.15</dateline></closer>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e2342"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Summer Lightning</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">Just now, as warm day faded from our sight,</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Hosts of archangels, fleet</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">On lightning-wingéd feet</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Passed by, all glimmering in the busy night.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">Sweet angels, bring no blinding truth to birth,</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Give us no messages</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">From heavenly palaces;</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Leave us our dark trees and our starlight earth.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">2.5.15</dateline></closer>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e2377"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Birthday</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">I have a sister whom God gave to me;</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">He formed her out of trouble and the mists of the sea.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Like Aphrodite, she came to me full-grown.</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Oh, I am blest forever with a sister of my own.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">15.5.15</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e2400"><pb n="53" TEIform="pb" id="d151e2401"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[You, whom the grave cannot bind]</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">You, whom the grave cannot bind,</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Shall a song hold you?</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Still you escape from the mesh</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Spun to enfold you.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">Your woven texture of flesh</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Short time confined you.</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Sib to the sun and the wind,</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Shall a song bind you?</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">20.5.15</dateline></closer>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e2436"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Noli Me Tangere</head>
<note place="unspecified" anchored="yes" TEIform="note" id="d151e2440"><ref rend="ozpoets" target="harford.42n" targOrder="U" TEIform="ref" id="d151e2441">Note</ref></note>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">We watched the dawn breaking across the sea</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">While just above us hung the evening star.</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">The nearer waters took a hint of white</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">And clouds and waves together massed afar,</l>
<l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">Narrowed our morning world of pallid light</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Till dawn seemed very close to you and me.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">“Nay, dawn, stay farther off. Be Magdalen.</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Go back into the distance whence you came.</l>
<l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">The Near is meaningless when Far is nought,”</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">So I; and you. “Wait but a little then,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">And day, whole day, uprising like a flame,</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Will show us the far reaches of our thought.”</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">28.5.15</dateline></closer>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e2488"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[They say — priests say —]</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">They say — priests say —</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">That God loves the world.</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Maybe he does,</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">When the dew is pearl'd</l>
<l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">On the emerald grass,</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Or the young dawns shine.</l></lg>
<pb n="54" TEIform="pb" id="d151e2511"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Would you be satisfied,</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Proteus mine,</l>
<l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">Just to be loved</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">When your hair was curled,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">As Earth is beloved</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">When earth is fine?</l>
<l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">I love you more</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Than God loves the world.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">13.6.15</dateline></closer>

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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e2544"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Lie-a-bed</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">My darling lies down in her soft white bed,</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">And she laughs at me.</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Her laughter has flushed her pale cheeks with red.</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Her eyes dance with glee.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">My darling lies close in her warm white bed,</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">And she will not rise.</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">I will shower kisses down on her sleepyhead</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Till she close her eyes.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">Gioja's no happier fresh from the South.</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">But my kisses free</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Will straiten the curves of this teasing mouth,</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">If it laughs at me.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">1.7.15</dateline></closer>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e2592"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[My mission in the world]</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">My mission in the world</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Is to prolong</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Rapture by turning it</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Into a song.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">A song of liberty</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Bound by no rule!</l><pb n="55" TEIform="pb" id="d151e2615"/>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">No marble meaning's mine</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Fixed for a school.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">My singing ecstasy</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Winged for the flight,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Each will hear differently,</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">And hear aright.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">3.7.15</dateline></closer>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e2641"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Day's End</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Little girls,</l>
<l n="02" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">You are gay,</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Little factory girls,</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">At the end of your day.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">There you stand,</l>
<l n="06" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Huddled close,</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">On the back of a tram,</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Having taken your dose.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And you go</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Through the gray</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">And the gold of the streets</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">At the close of the day,</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Blind as moles.</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">You are crude,</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">You are sweet, little girls,</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">And amazingly rude,</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">But so fine</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">To be gay.</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Gentle people are dull</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">At the end of the day.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">16.7.15</dateline></closer>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e2716"><pb n="56" TEIform="pb" id="d151e2717"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Electric Tram to Kew</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">Through the swift night</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">I go to my love.</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Tram bells are joy bells,</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Bidding us move</l>
<l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">On a golden path</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Beneath balls of fire</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Up hill and down dale,</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">To o'ertake desire.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">Past the old shops</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">That my childhood knew,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Past hidden houses</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">And fields of dew</l>
<l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Lovely and secret</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">As thou, my friend,</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Who art all heaven</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">At journey's end.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">20.7.15</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e2778"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">A Sophistical Argument</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">Great crane o'ertopping the delicate trees</l>
<l n="02" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Why do you seem so fair,</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Swaying and raising your load with ease</l>
<l n="04" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">High in the misty air?</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">You are a wonder of pearl and grey</l>
<l n="06" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Lifting strong arms to the sky.</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Have you a meaning that's lovely, pray?</l>
<l n="08" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Why are you lovely, why?</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">I have a friend with a theory strange,</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Thriftless in unity,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">None of my reasons avails to change.</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">“Beauty <hi TEIform="hi">is</hi> truth,” says she.</l></lg>
<pb n="57" TEIform="pb" id="d151e2824"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Are you all ugliness, Fair-to-the-sense?</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">You are a symbol drear.</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Though I should forfeit mine innocence,</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Yet must I hold you dear.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">21.7.15</dateline></closer>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e2846"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[Dearest, dearest]</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">Dearest, dearest,</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Bother the slow hours</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">That hold and keep me</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">From the leafy bowers</l>
<l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">You make more lovely than a storm of flowers.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Dearest, dearest,</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">If they let me go</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">I'd hasten to you</l>
<l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">Where the waters flow</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">In among the shadows and the dreams we know.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">31.7.15</dateline></closer>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e2887"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[Today they made a bonfire]</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">Today they made a bonfire</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Close to the cherry tree</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">And smoke like incense drifted</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Through the white tracery.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">I think the gardener really</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Played a tremendous game,</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Offering beauty homage</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">In soft blue smoke and flame.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">8.8.15</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e2922"><pb n="58" TEIform="pb" id="d151e2923"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Weekend at Mt. Dandenong</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">Frolic mountain winds</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Innocent and shy,</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Kiss my darling's cheek</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">As they scurry by.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">Little fragrant leaves</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">With the dawn astir,</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Make a million songs</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Full of love for her.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">Will she wake or sleep</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">These two nights she'll spend</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Up the mountain-side,</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">My dear truant friend?</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">14.8.15</dateline></closer>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e2971"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[Ours was a friendship in secret, my dear]</head>

<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">Ours was a friendship in secret, my dear,</l>
<l n="02" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Stolen from fate.</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">I must be secret still, show myself calm</l>
<l n="04" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Early and late.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">“Isn't it sad he was killed!” I must hear</l>
<l n="06" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">With a smooth face.</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">“Yes, it is sad.” — Oh, my darling, my own,</l>
<l n="08" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">My heart of grace.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">3.9.15</dateline></closer>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e3006"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[Sometimes I watch you, mark your brooding eyes]</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">Sometimes I watch you, mark your brooding eyes,</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Your grave brow over-weighted with deep thought,</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Your mouth's straight line — details of such a sort</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">That all aloofness in your aspect lies.</l></lg>
<pb n="59" TEIform="pb" id="d151e3023"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">And yet when in the dark down from above</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">You swoop like a great bird or God himself</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">To kiss, your lips have curves. What changeling elf</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Is that soft mouth of passionate close love?</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">5.9.15</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e3043"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[O little year, cram full of duty]</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">O little year, cram full of duty,</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Rapture and sorrow, too,</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Show me the way from old paths of beauty</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Into the fields of dew.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">Strange lorn fields where the moon goes riding</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Over a lonely sky.</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Kind little year, in your onward gliding</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Let me not pass them by.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">17.9.15</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e3079"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[The hot winds wake to life in the sweet daytime]</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">The hot winds wake to life in the sweet daytime</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">My weary limbs,</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">And tear through all the moonlit darkness shouting</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Tremendous hymns.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">My body keeps earth's law and goes exulting.</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Poor slavish thing!</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">The soul that knows you dead rejects in silence</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">This riotous spring.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">24.9.15</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e3114"><pb n="60" TEIform="pb" id="d151e3115"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[Somebody brought in lilac]</head>

<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">Somebody brought in lilac,</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Lilac after rain.</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Isn't it strange, belovéd of mine</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">You'll not see it again?</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">Lilac glad with the sun on it</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Flagrant fair from birth,</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Mourns in colour, belovéd of mine,</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">You laid in the earth.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">24.9.15</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e3150"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[I have three loves who are all most dear]</head>

<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">I have three loves who are all most dear.</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Each one has cost me many a tear.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">The one who is dead yet lives in me.</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">I were too poor had I less than three.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">30.9.15</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e3173"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[“Raging winter wind]</head>

<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">“Raging winter wind</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Let loose in springtime</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">What is the message your cold touch brings?”</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Spite of days and dreams,</l>
<l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">Warm and easy and sublime,</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Terror crouches always at the heart of things.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">4.10.15</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e3201"><pb n="61" TEIform="pb" id="d151e3202"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Deliverance through Art</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">When I am making poetry I'm good</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">And happy then.</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">I live in a deep world of angelhood</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Afar from men.</l>
<l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">And all the great and bright and fiery troop</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Kiss me agen</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">With love. Deathless Ideas! I have no need</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Of girls' lips then.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">Goodness and happiness and poetry,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">I put them by.</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">I will not rush with great wings gloriously</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Against the sky</l>
<l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">While poor men sit in holes, unbeautiful,</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Unsouled, and die:</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Better let misery and pettiness</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">Make me their sty.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">14.10.15</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e3263"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">To Leslie</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">Across the sea</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Come homeward ships</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">With freight of boys.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">And still must we</l>
<l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">Forgo the joys</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Of meeting lips.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">25.10.15</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e3293"><pb n="62" TEIform="pb" id="d151e3294"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Hecate's Due</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">You who are dead,</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Do you know</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">They've dug up half the irises</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">That used to grow</l>
<l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">Here in the quadrangle a year ago?</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Those left are mere</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Points of blue</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">That can't make sky of earth, as once</l>
<l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">They used to do,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Didn't they? Buried flowers … Proserpin's due.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">30.10.15</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e3335"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Silent Dead</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">There's a little boy who lives next door</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">With hair like you,</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Pale, pale hair and a rose-white skin</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">And his eyes are blue.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">When I get a chance I peep at him,</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Who is so like you,</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Terribly like, my dead, my fair,</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">For he's dumb, too.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">30.10.15</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e3370"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[O great golden head lie in my lap]</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">O great golden head lie in my lap,</l>
<l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">Sweet, sweet, lie there.</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Sleep and I'll watch thee lest evil behap.</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Sweet, sweet and fair.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">O great golden head lie on my breast,</l>
<l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">Sleep, sleep thou there,</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Who in thy beauty hast stolen my rest,</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Sweet, sweet and fair.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">13.11.15</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e3405"><pb n="63" TEIform="pb" id="d151e3406"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[Why does she put me to many indignities]</head>

<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">Why does she put me to many indignities,</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Shifts to prevent myself thinking upon her,</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">My golden Katie, who loveth not kisses?</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">I wear my new dresses and put on silk stockings,</l>
<l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">All to prevent myself thinking upon her,</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Who is more lovely than fair river-lilies.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">17.11.15</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e3435"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Folk I Love</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">I do hate the folk I love,</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">They hurt so.</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Their least word and act may be</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Source of woe.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">“Won't you come to tea with me?”</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">“Not today.</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">I'm so tired, I've been to church.”</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Such folk say.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">All the dreary afternoon</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">I must clutch</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">At the strength to love like them,</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Not too much.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">28.11.15</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e3483"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[Oh, oh Rosalie]</head>


<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">Oh, oh Rosalie,</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Oh, oh Rosalie,</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">What would you have of me?</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Oh, oh Rosalie.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">I have kisses fine,</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">I have kisses fine.</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Will you take kiss of mine?</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Oh, oh Rosalie.</l></lg>
<pb n="64" TEIform="pb" id="d151e3513"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">I have dreams in store,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">I have dreams in store,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Fine spun as lace of yore.</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Oh, oh Rosalie.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Many a mighty thought,</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Many a mighty thought</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">By men of old time wrought</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">Is mine, Rosalie.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">I have golden days,</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">I have golden days,</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Green trees, and leafy ways.</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">Oh, oh Rosalie.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">I have tears for you,</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">I have tears for you,</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">And roses filled with dew.</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">Oh, oh Rosalie.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">Oh, oh Rosalie,</l>
<l n="26" part="N" TEIform="l">What do you want of me?</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">You would have nought of me.</l>
<l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l">Oh, oh Rosalie.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">30.11.15</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e3587"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[To Plato's dictum]</head>


<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">To Plato's dictum</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Assent she lends.</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">All things in common</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">We hold, as friends.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">I share her riches.</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">In days to be</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">She'll come and share in</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">My poverty.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">3.12.15</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e3622"><pb n="65" TEIform="pb" id="d151e3623"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[All day long]</head>

<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">All day long</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">We sew fine muslin up for you to wear,</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Muslin that women wove for you elsewhere,</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">A million strong.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">Just like flames,</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Insatiable, you eat up all our hours</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">And sun and loves and tea and talk and flowers,</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Suburban dames.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">15.12.15</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e3658"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[If you have loved a brave story]</head>

<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">If you have loved a brave story</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Tell it but rarely;</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">And, with due faith in its glory,</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Render it barely.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">Then must the listener, hearing</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Your tale of wonder,</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Let his own hoping and fearing</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Tear him asunder.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">December, 1915</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e3693"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[I dare not leave the splendid town]</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">I dare not leave the splendid town</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">To go where morning meadows are,</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">For somewhere here the Future's hid</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">In factory, shop, or liquor bar.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">And when the picture shows are closed</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">She goes to roam about the docks.</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Oh, she has wisdom on her mouth</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">And blood with honey in her locks.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">I dare not read of Rosamund</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Or such sweet ladyhood in books,</l>
<pb n="66" TEIform="pb" id="d151e3730"/>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Lest dreaming on their excellence</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">I should forget the Future's looks.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">And I'll walk lonely all my days</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Down city pavements without end,</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">For with young love on flowery paths</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">I'd have small need of her to friend.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Yea, I would fain forget to sing,</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">Like larks in city prison bound,</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">In case I should not hear her voice</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">Above that clatter of sweet sound.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">7.7.16</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e3770"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Immigrant</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">When Gertie came in</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">To work today</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">She was much less weary</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">And far more gay.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">We asked her the reason</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Of this delight.</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">She had been dreaming</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Of home all night.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">20.7.16</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e3805"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[Child Sun]</head>

<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">Child Sun</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Why will you play Peep Bo</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Now in, now out</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">The workroom window so?</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">True 'tis</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">That there are children here;</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">But they've no time</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">To play Peep Bo, my dear.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">21.7.16</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e3841"><pb n="67" TEIform="pb" id="d151e3842"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[Emmie, Emmie Adams]</head>

<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">Emmie, Emmie Adams,</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">With her insolent air,</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Tied a little bit of rag</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">In her yellow hair.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">When Lena, wondering,</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Asked why it was there,</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Emmie said she didn't know</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">And she didn't care.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">I think Emmie Adams,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Though you are so fair,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">That must be the devil's horn</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">In your yellow hair.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">21.7.16</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e3890"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[Today when you went up the hill]</head>

<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">Today when you went up the hill</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">And all that I could see</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Was just a speck of black and white</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Very far from me,</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">It seemed more strange than words can say,</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">The dot that I could see,</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Really was the dearest thing</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">The world holds for me.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">28.7.16</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e3925"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[Today I saw]</head>

<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">Today I saw</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">A market cart going along the road,</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">High-piled and creaking with a sonsy load</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Of cabbages.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">The driver sat</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Under a little tent himself had made</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">To give him shelter from the rain or shade</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">In summertime.</l></lg>
<pb n="68" TEIform="pb" id="d151e3955"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">Such men as he,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Backed by the riches of a country side,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Should have kings' faces, full of jolly pride</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">In comeliness.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">But he was tired</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">After a night's work under starlit skies,</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">And crouched like a poor slave, with anxious eyes</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">Turned citywards.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">6.8.16</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e3989"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[Cherry plum blossom in an old tin jug —]</head>

<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Cherry plum blossom in an old tin jug —</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">Oh, it is lovely, beautiful and fair,</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">With sun on it and little shadows mixed</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">All in among the fragrant wonder there.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">Cherry plum blossom on the workroom bench</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">Where we can see it all our working hours.</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">In all my garden days of ladyhood,</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">I never met girls who so loved sweet flowers.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">25.8.16</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e4024"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[Each morning I pass on my way to work]</head>


<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">Each morning I pass on my way to work</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">A clock in a tower</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">And I look towards it with anxious eyes</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">To make sure of the hour.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">But the sun gets up at the back of the tower</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">With a flare and a blaze</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Hiding the time and the tower from my sight</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">In a blissful haze.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">“I am the marker of time” says the sun.</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Taken unawares,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">I believe for the nonce he is lord of the day</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">And am rid of my cares.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">c. 1916</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e4072"><pb n="69" TEIform="pb" id="d151e4073"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[I'd love to have you on a rainy day]</head>

<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">I'd love to have you on a rainy day</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Tucked in a chair, my head against your knee</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">To sit and dream with. Sometime you must be</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">My home-sharer whom rain can't keep away.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">c. 1916</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e4096"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[Green and blue]</head>

<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">Green and blue</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">First-named of colours believe these two.</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">They first of colours by men were seen</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">This grass colour, tree colour,</l>
<l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">Sky colour, sea colour,</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Magic-named, mystic-souled, blue and green.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Later came</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Small subtle colours like tongues of flame,</l>
<l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">Small jewel colours for treasure trove,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Not fruit colour, flower colour,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Cloud colour, shower colour,</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">But purple, amethyst, violet and mauve.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">These remain,</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Two broad fair colours for our larger gain</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Stretched underfoot or spreading wide on high,</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">Green beech colour, vine colour,</l>
<l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Gum colour, pine colour,</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">Blue of the noonday and the moonlit sky.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">c. 1916</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e4162"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Fatherless</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">I've had no man</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">To guard and shelter me,</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Guide and instruct me</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">From mine infancy.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">No lord of earth</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">To show me day by day</l>
<pb n="70" TEIform="pb" id="d151e4186"/>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">What things a girl should do</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">And what she should say.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">I have gone free</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Of manly excellence</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">And hold their wisdom</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">More than half pretence.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">For since no male</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Has ruled me or has fed,</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">I think my own thoughts</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">In my woman's head.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">c. 1916–17</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e4225"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Work-Girls' Holiday</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">A lady has a thousand ways</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Of doing nothing all her days,</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">And so she thinks that they're well spent,</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">She can be idle and content.</l>
<l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">But when I have a holiday</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">I have forgotten how to play.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">I could rest idly under trees</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">When there's some sun or little breeze</l>
<l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">Or if the wind should prove too strong</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Could lie in bed the whole day long.</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">But any leisured girl would say</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">That that was waste of holiday.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Perhaps if I had weeks to spend</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">In doing nothing without end,</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">I might learn better how to shirk</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">And never want to go to work.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">c. 1916–17</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e4285"><pb n="71" TEIform="pb" id="d151e4286"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[He had served eighty masters. They'd have said]</head>

<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">He had served eighty masters. They'd have said</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">He “worked for these employers” to earn bread.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">And they, if they had heard him, would have sneered</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">To brand him inefficient whom they feared.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">For to know eighty masters is to know</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">What sort of thing men who are masters grow.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">9.1.17</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e4316"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Lawstudent and Coach</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">Each day I sit in an ill-lighted room</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">To teach a boy;</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">For one hour by the clock great words and dreams</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Are our employ.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">We read <hi TEIform="hi">St Agnes' Eve</hi> and that more fair</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l"><hi TEIform="hi">Eve of St Mark</hi></l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">At a small table up against the wall</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">In the half-dark.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">I tell him all the wise things I have read</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Concerning Keats.</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">“His earlier work is overfull of sense</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">And sensual sweets.”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">I tell him all that comes into my mind</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">From God-knows-where,</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Remark, “In English poets Bertha's type</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">Is jolly rare.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">She's a real girl that strains her eyes to read</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">And cricks her neck.</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Now Madeline could pray all night nor feel</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">Her body's check.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">And Bertha <hi TEIform="hi">reads</hi>, p'rhaps the first reading girl</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">In English rhyme.”</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">It's maddening work to say what Keats has said</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">A second time.</l></lg>
<pb n="72" TEIform="pb" id="d151e4406"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">The boy sits sideways with averted head.</l>
<l n="26" part="N" TEIform="l">His brown cheek glows.</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">I like his black eyes and his sprawling limbs</l>
<l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l">And his short nose.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">He, feeling, dreads the splendour of the verse,</l>
<l n="30" part="N" TEIform="l">But he must learn</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">To write about it neatly and to quote</l>
<l n="32" part="N" TEIform="l">These lines that burn.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">He drapes his soul in my obscuring words,</l>
<l n="34" part="N" TEIform="l">Makes himself fit</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">To go into a sunny world and take</l>
<l n="36" part="N" TEIform="l">His part in it.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">“Examiners' point of view, you know,” say I,</l>
<l n="38" part="N" TEIform="l">“Is commonsense.</l>
<l n="39" part="N" TEIform="l">You must sift poetry before you can</l>
<l n="40" part="N" TEIform="l">Sift Evidence.”</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">31.1.17</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e4466"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Machinists Talking</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">I sit at my machine</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Hourlong beside me, Vera, aged nineteen,</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Babbles her sweet and innocent tale of sex.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Her boy, she hopes, will prove</l>
<l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">Unlike his father in the act of love.</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Twelve children are too many for her taste.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">She looks sidelong, blue-eyed,</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">And tells a girlish story of a bride</l>
<l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">With the sweet licence of Arabian queens.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Her child, she says, saw light</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Minute for minute, nine months from the night</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">The mother first lay in her lover's arms.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">She says a friend of hers</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Is a man's mistress who gives jewels and furs</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">But will not have her soft limbs cased in stays.</l></lg>
<pb n="73" TEIform="pb" id="d151e4521"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">I open my small store</l>
<l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">And tell of a young delicate girl, a whore,</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">Stole from her mother many months ago.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Fate made the woman seem</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">To have a tiger's loveliness, to gleam</l>
<l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">Strong and fantastic as a beast of prey.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">I sit at my machine.</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">Hourlong beside me, Vera, aged nineteen,</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">Babbles her sweet and innocent tale of sex.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">20.2.17</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e4559"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Invisible People</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">When I go into town at half past seven</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Great crowds of people stream across the ways,</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Hurrying, although it's only half past seven.</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">They are the invisible people of the days.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">When you go in to town about eleven</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">The hurrying, morning crowds are hid from view.</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Shut in the silent buildings at eleven</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">They toil to make life meaningless for you.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">23.2.17</dateline></closer>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e4594"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Closing Time: Public Library</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">At ten o'clock the great gong sounds its dread</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Prelude to splendour. I push back my chair,</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">And all the people leave their books. We flock,</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Still acquiescent, down the marble stair</l>
<l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">Into the dark where we can't read. And thought</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Swoops down insatiate through the starry air.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">4.5.17</dateline></closer>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e4622"><pb n="74" TEIform="pb" id="d151e4623"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Two Swans</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">There's a big park just close to where we live —</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Trees in a row</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">And shaggy grass whereon the dead leaves blow.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">And in the middle round a great lagoon</l>
<l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">The fair yachts sail</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">In loveliness that makes the water pale.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Last night I went to walk along the road</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Beside the park</l>
<l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">And feel the kisses of the wintry dark.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">It's the best place to watch the evening come</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">For mists are there</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">And lights and shadows and the lake is fair</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">And last night looking up I saw two swans</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Fly overhead</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">With long black necks and their white wings outspread.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">Above the houses citywards they went,</l>
<l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">An arrowy pair</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">In secret — white and black and dark and fair.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">25.5.17</dateline></closer>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e4693"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Machinist's Song</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">The foot of my machine</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Sails up and down</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Upon the blue of this fine lady's gown.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Sail quickly, little boat,</l>
<l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">With gifts for me,</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Night and the goldy streets and liberty.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">28.5.17</dateline></closer>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e4722"><pb n="75" TEIform="pb" id="d151e4723"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[Up in my room on my unmade bed]</head>

<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">Up in my room on my unmade bed</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">I sat and read.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">There was work waiting for me below.</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">I didn't go.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">For in my little green room the song</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Flickered along.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">If the singer had seen the way it fared</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">She would have stared,</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">Have wondered and stared at me who read</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">With tumbled bed,</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Wide-open window, wide-open door,</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Books on the floor.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Hers was a disciplined, comely, wise</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Christina-guise.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">But what's the hell of a mess to me</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">When I am free</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">And wind blows in and a delicate song</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">Flickers along.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">29.6.17</dateline></closer>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e4796"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Periodicity</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">My friend declares</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Being woman and virgin she</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Takes small account of periodicity</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">And she is right.</l>
<l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">Her days are calmly spent</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">For her sex-function is irrelevant.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">But I whose life</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Is monthly broke in twain</l>
<l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">Must seek some sort of meaning in my pain.</l></lg>
<pb n="76" TEIform="pb" id="d151e4830"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Women, I say,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Are beautiful in change,</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Remote, immortal, like the moon they range.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Or call my pain</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">A skirmish in the whole</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Tremendous conflict between body and soul.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">Meaning must lie,</l>
<l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Some beauty surely dwell</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">In the fierce depths and uttermost pits of hell.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Yet still I seek,</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">Month after month in vain,</l>
<l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">Meaning and beauty in recurrent pain.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">June, 1917</dateline></closer>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e4879"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[This evening I'm alone]</head>

<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">This evening I'm alone.</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">I wish there'd be</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Someone to come along</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">And talk to me.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">Yet out of all my friends</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">There isn't one</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">I'd like to come and talk</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">To me alone.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">But if a stranger came</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">With newer brain</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">We'd yarn until we felt</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Alive again.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">1.7.17</dateline></closer>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e4927"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[I was sad]</head>

<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">I was sad</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Having signed up in a rebel band,</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Having signed up to rid the land</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Of a plague it had.</l></lg>
<pb n="77" TEIform="pb" id="d151e4944"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">For I knew</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">That I would suffer, I would be lost,</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Be bitter and foolish and tempest tost</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">And a failure too.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">I was sad;</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Though far in the future our light would shine</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">For the present the dark was ours, was mine,</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">I couldn't be glad.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">16.7.17</dateline></closer>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e4977"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[They are so glad of a young companion]</head>


<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">They are so glad of a young companion,</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">They hail and bless me, these boys of mine,</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">And I whose pathway was dark and lonely</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Have no more need of the sun to shine.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">We'll walk in darkness, obscure, despised,</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">We'll mourn each other at prison gates.</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">These boys are splendid as mountain eagles,</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">But mountain eagles have eagle mates.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">The girls who prattle of work and pleasure,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Of last week's picnic and this week's joys,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Of past and present, nor heed the future,</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Are lagging comrades for dawnstruck boys.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">18.7.17</dateline></closer>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e5025"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[I saw a flight of sparrows through the air]</head>

<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">I saw a flight of sparrows through the air.</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Oh, let us rise</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Out of the weaknesses of our despair</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">To burning skies.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">Let us take wings for flight from home and friends</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">And sweet desire.</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">From comfortable earth the soul ascends</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">To heavens of fire.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">27.7.17</dateline></closer>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e5060"><pb n="78" TEIform="pb" id="d151e5061"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[O little plum tree in the garden, you're]</head>

<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">O little plum tree in the garden, you're </l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Aflower again,</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">With memories of a million springs and my </l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Brief years of pain.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">O little tree, you have the power to find</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Your youth again,</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Grow young, while I grow old in tenderness</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">And wise in pain.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">2.8.17</dateline></closer>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e5096"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[He has picked grapes in the sun. Oh it seems]</head>


<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">He has picked grapes in the sun. Oh it seems </l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Like a fairy tale,</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Like a tale of dreams.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">“He in his slender youth, with vines, with sun,</l>
<l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">Under a blazing sky”—</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">The tale might run.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">There's beauty for eye and mind, for sight and thought,</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Here on the surface.</l>
<l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">Plunge. This beauty's nought.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Vision succeeds to dream. Deep in his heart</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Fierier beauty lives</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Than this surface art.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">He has no song to sing of fragrant soil</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Who in his heart revolts</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">At unlovely toil.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">He has known the real, the truth of it. It seems</l>
<l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Misery eats the heart</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">Out of fairest dreams.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">He in his slender youth, at strife, in vain</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">Offers his life to set</l>
<l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">The world right again.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">5.8.17</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e5177"><pb n="79" TEIform="pb" id="d151e5178"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[The love I look for]</head>



<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">The love I look for</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Could not come from you.</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">My mind is set to fall</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">At Peterloo.</l>
<l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">But you'ld protect me,</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">I'd be safe with you.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">You could but love me</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">In the olden way,</l>
<l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">With gifts of jewels, children,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Time to play,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Be man to woman</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">In the olden way.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">The love that's love has</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Other gifts to bring,</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">A share in weakness, dreams,</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">And suffering.</l>
<l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">These are the only</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">Gifts I'd have to bring.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">The love I look for</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">Does not come from you.</l>
<l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">I see it dawning in</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">Deep eyes of blue.</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">I dare to hope for</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">Love, but not from you.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">6.8.17</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e5264"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[He has a fairy wife]</head>


<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">He has a fairy wife.</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">He does not know her.</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">She is the heart of the storm,</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Of the clouds that lower.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">And as the clouds are torn</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Into rain and thunder,</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">She in her brightness tears</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">His heart asunder.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">22.8.17</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e5299"><pb n="80" TEIform="pb" id="d151e5300"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[All through the day at my machine]</head>

<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">All through the day at my machine</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">There still keeps going</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">A strange little tune through heart and head</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">As I sit sewing:</l>
<l n="05" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">“There is a child in Hungary,</l>
<l n="06" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">A child I love in Hungary”</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">The words come flowing.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">When I am walking home at night</l>
<l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">That song comes after,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">And under the trees in holiday time</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Or hearing laughter:</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">“I have a son in Hungary,</l>
<l n="13" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">My little son in Hungary”</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Comes following after.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">28.8.17</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e5355"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[Sometimes I wish that I were Helen-fair]</head>

<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">Sometimes I wish that I were Helen-fair</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">And wise as Pallas,</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">That I might have most royal gifts to pour</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">In love's sweet chalice.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">Then I reflect my dear love is no god</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">But mortal only</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">And in this heavenly wife might deem himself</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Not blest, but lonely.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">29.8.17</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e5390"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[Sometimes I am too tired]</head>


<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">Sometimes I am too tired</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">To think of you.</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Today was such a day,</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">But then I knew</l>
<l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">Today, for certain, you'd be weary too.</l></lg>
<pb n="81" TEIform="pb" id="d151e5410"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">You there in hospital</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">With health to seek—</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">And me at my machine</l>
<l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">Too tired to speak—</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">We're very funny lovers of a week.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">30.8.17</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e5433"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[My lovely pixie, my good companion]</head>


<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">My lovely pixie, my good companion,</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">You do not love me, bed-mate of mine,</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Save as a child loves,</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Careless of loving,</l>
<l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">Rather preferring raspberry wine.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">How can you help it? You were abandoned.</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Your mother left you. Your father died.</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">All your young years of</l>
<l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">Pain and desertion</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Are not forgotten, here at my side.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">30.8.17</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e5475"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[Into old rhyme]</head>


<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">Into old rhyme</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">The new words come but shyly.</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Here's a brave man</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Who sings of commerce dryly.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">Swift-gliding cars</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Through town and country winging,</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Like cigarettes,</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Are deemed unfit for singing.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">Into old rhyme</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">New words come tripping slowly.</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Hail to the time</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">When they possess it wholly.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">1.9.17</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e5523"><pb n="82" TEIform="pb" id="d151e5524"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[Those must be masts of ships the gazer sees]</head>


<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">Those must be masts of ships the gazer sees</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">On through the little gap in the park trees</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">So far away that seeing almost fails.</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Those must be masts, the lovely masts of ships</l>
<l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">Stripped bare of sails.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">There's nothing here to please the seeing eyes,</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Four poles with crossway beams against the skies.</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">But beauty's not for sight. True beauty sings</l>
<l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">Of latent movement to the unsensed soul</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">In love with wings.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">1.9.17</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e5565"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[I have golden shoes]</head>


<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">I have golden shoes</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">To make me fleet.</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">They are like the wind</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Underneath my feet.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">When my lover's kiss</l>
<l n="06" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">Is overbold,</l>
<l n="07" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">I can run away</l>
<l n="08" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">In my shoes of gold.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">Nay, when I am shod</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">With this bright fire,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">I am forced to run</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">From my own desire.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">From the love I love</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">Whose arms enfold</l>
<l n="15" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">I must run away</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">In my shoes of gold.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">4.9.17</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e5626"><pb n="83" TEIform="pb" id="d151e5627"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[Now I've been three days]</head>

<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">Now I've been three days</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">In the place where I am staying,</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">I've taken up new ways—</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Land-owning and flute playing.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">There's an orchard ground</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Seen, that set me sighing.</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Should I give ten pounds,</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">It is mine for the buying.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">With the door set wide,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">I could sit there playing,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Send the magic notes</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Through the gully straying.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Since the roof is sound</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">And the trees are growing,</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">I will give ten pounds,</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">All my gold bestowing.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Now I've been three days</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">In the place where I am staying,</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">I've taken up new ways—</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">Land-owning and flute playing.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">5.9.17</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e5702"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[I found an orchid in the valley fair]</head>

<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">I found an orchid in the valley fair,</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">And named it for us both,</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">And left it there.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Two flowers upon one stem, white-souled, alone.</l>
<l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">I couldn't pull them up,</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">And bring them home.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">6.9.17</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e5731"><pb n="84" TEIform="pb" id="d151e5732"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">A Bad Snap</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">He: That isn't you.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">She: It's me, in my blue skirt</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">And scarlet coat and little golden shoes.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">He: Not good enough.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">She: Well, burn it if you choose</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">And take myself.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">He: Yourself like skies and days</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">To praise and live in, worship and abuse.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">6.9.17</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e5772"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[You may have other loves]</head>


<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">You may have other loves,</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Red mouths to kiss.</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Why should you lose</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">That loveliness for this?</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">No loveliness of mine</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">That comes and goes</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Wild-fuchsia-like,</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Need blind you to the rose.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">So I, who bless</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Your hot and passionate ways,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Still need the starry loves</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Of virgin days.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">6.9.17</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e5820"><pb n="85" TEIform="pb" id="d151e5821"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Contest</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">Our palm designed to grow</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">In deserts, sent roots seeking far and wide</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Channels where waters flow.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">And in the city found</l>
<l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">Intricate pipings where the waters flow</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Imprisoned underground.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Since iron strength was nought</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Against the clever groping fingers, meant</l>
<l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">To find the thing they sought</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Our palm's condemned to go;</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">While on through streets and houses at men's will</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Rivers of crystal flow.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Be sad awhile. And then</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Exult in visible beauty overthrown</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">By the fair will of men.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">10.10.17</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e5881"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[Florence kneels down to say her prayers]</head>


<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">Florence kneels down to say her prayers</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">At night.</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">I wonder what she says and why she cares</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">To pray at night.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">I think when she kneels down to pray</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">At night</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">The names that have been on her lips all day</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Are there, at night.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">She interferes with destinies</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">At night.</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">My loves are free to do the things they please</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">By day, or night.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">19.10.17</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e5929"><pb n="86" TEIform="pb" id="d151e5930"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[I love to see]</head>

<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">I love to see</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Her looking up at me,</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Stretched on a bed</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">In her pink dressing gown,</l>
<l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">Her arms above her head,</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Her hair all down.</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">I love to see</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Her smiling up at me.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">21.10.17</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e5965"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[O man, O woman, grievest so?]</head>

<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">O man, O woman, grievest so?</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Art shut away from all delight,</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">And must thou leave this garden plot?</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">O Eve, O Adam, question not.</l>
<l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">The God is kind who would be cruel.</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">He does not know the hearts he made.</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Turn unreluctant to the shade,</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">To bitterest struggle, darkest night;</l>
<l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">O man, O woman, happier so.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">26.10.17</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e6003"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[She has all Ireland in her blood]</head>

<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">She has all Ireland in her blood,</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">All Ireland's need of sword and tears,</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">With memories dim before the flood,</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">And conflicts of a thousand years.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">No son of Italy should love</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">A heart the centuries have worn.</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">She had no thought of kissing lips—</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">She held her womanhood in scorn.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">And all her joy is blackest pain,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">And all her love is bitter woe.</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Then you must leave her side again.</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">That is no path for you to go.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">30.10.17</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e6052"><pb n="87" TEIform="pb" id="d151e6053"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Melbourne Cup</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">I like the riders</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Clad in rose and blue;</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Their colours glitter</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">And their horses too.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">Swift go the riders</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">On incarnate speed.</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">My thought can scarcely</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Follow where they lead.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">Delicate, strong, long</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Lines of colour flow,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">And all the people</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Tremble as they go.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">6.11.17</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e6101"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Nuns and the Lilies</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">The lilies in the garden walk</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Are out today.</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">The nuns all came to look at them,</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">To look and say</l>
<l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">They wouldn't last to deck the crib</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">On Christmas day.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">They had outstripped the Holy Child.</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">And yet at least</l>
<l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">They should have been for Ursula,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Lucy, Joan, Perpetua,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Have glittered on the altar through some virgin feast.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">The lilies in the convent walk</l>
<l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Are fair to see.</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">They have forgotten baby Christs,</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">It seems to me.</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">They laugh and toss their royal heads</l>
<l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">In ecstasy.</l></lg>
<pb n="88" TEIform="pb" id="d151e6159"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">And still they say I must believe</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Like princely churls</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">For all your lovely purity,</l>
<l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">Catherine, Mary, Dorothy,</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">We will not die as altar flowers for dreaming girls.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">November, 1917</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e6183"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[I'm like all lovers, wanting love to be]</head>

<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">I'm like all lovers, wanting love to be</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">A very mighty thing for you and me.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">In certain moods your love should be a fire</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">That burnt your very life up in desire.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">The only kind of love then to my mind</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Would make you kiss my shadow on the blind</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">And walk seven miles each night to see it there,</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Myself within, serene and unaware.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">But you're as bad. You'd have me watch the clock</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">And count your coming while I mend your sock.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">You'd have my mind devoted day and night</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">To you and care for you and your delight.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Poor fools, who each would have the other give</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">What spirit must withhold if it would live.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">You're not my slave, I wish you not to be.</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">I love yourself and not your love for me,</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">The self that goes ten thousand miles away</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">And loses thought of me for many a day.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">And you loved me for loving much beside</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">But now you want a woman for your bride.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">Oh, make no woman of me, you who can,</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">Or I will make a husband of a man.</l></lg>
<pb n="89" TEIform="pb" id="d151e6266"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">By my unwomanly love that sets you free</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">Love all myself, but least the woman in me.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">15.12.17</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e6280"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[I used to be afraid to meet]</head>


<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">I used to be afraid to meet</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">The lovers going down our street.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">I'd try to shrink to half my size</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">And blink and turn away my eyes</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">But now I'm one of them I know</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">I never need have bothered so.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">And they won't mind it if I stare</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Because they'll never know I'm there</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">Or if they do, they're proud to be</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Fond lovers for the world to see.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">18.12.17</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e6325"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Buddha in the Workroom</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">Sometimes the skirts I push through my machine</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Spread circlewise, strong petalled lobe on lobe,</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">And look for the rapt moment of a dream</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Like Buddha's robe.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">And I, caught up out of the workroom's stir</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Into the silence of a different scheme,</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Dream, in a sun-dark, templed otherwhere</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">His alien dream.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">c. 1917</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e6360"><pb n="90" TEIform="pb" id="d151e6361"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Skirt Machinist</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">I am making great big skirts</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">For great big women—</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Amazons who've fed and slept</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Themselves inhuman.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">Such long skirts, not less than two</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">And forty inches.</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Thirty round the waist for fear</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">The webbing pinches.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">There must be tremendous tucks</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">On those round bellies.</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Underneath the limbs will shake</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Like wine-soft jellies.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">I am making such big skirts</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">And all so heavy,</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">I can see their wearers at</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">A lord-mayor's levee.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">I, who am so small and weak</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">I have hardly grown,</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Wish the skirts I'm making less</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">Unlike my own.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">c. 1917</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e6437"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[We climbed that hill]</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">We climbed that hill,</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">The road flushed red in pride</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">At being beauty's boundary. Either side</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Stretched beauty, beauty ever, beauty still.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">For on the left</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Rose sandhills bound together by the deft</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Long fingers of sea-grass,</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Humped like the Punch and Judy of a farce,</l>
<l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">Comical, cleft</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">With gaps for wind to pass,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Spotted</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">With dark</l>
<l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Clumped tea-tree, stark</l></lg>
<pb n="91" TEIform="pb" id="d151e6483"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">With rushes, fierce with burrs,</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Blotted</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">With purple earth,</l>
<l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Stains, remnants, marks of birth</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">On too-exuberant beauty.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">On the right</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">Long paddocks stooped under a cloudy sky.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">“They're lovely paddocks. Look at them,” you said.</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">I turned my head.</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">What I'd thought gray</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">Was seen</l>
<l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">To be the young beginning of live green</l>
<l n="26" part="N" TEIform="l">Under a spray</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">Of ghostly weed-stalks—lilacs, mauves and blues</l>
<l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l">At interplay—</l>
<l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">A delicate tracery of shadow hues.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="30" part="N" TEIform="l">“There's colour,” I began</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">And straightway knew</l>
<l n="32" part="N" TEIform="l">I saw what you</l>
<l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">Saw not, and yet your vision was not mine.</l>
<l n="34" part="N" TEIform="l">Your eyes were on the line</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">The sweep and curve of the fields against the sky.</l>
<l n="36" part="N" TEIform="l">You'd heard</l>
<l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">My poor beginning of a word.</l>
<l n="38" part="N" TEIform="l">I had no more to praise</l>
<l n="39" part="N" TEIform="l">An unfamiliar loveliness. To gaze</l>
<l n="40" part="N" TEIform="l">Was all my praise.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="41" part="N" TEIform="l">At the hilltop it was your turn to say</l>
<l n="42" part="N" TEIform="l">“There's colour.” You had found</l>
<l n="43" part="N" TEIform="l">Silver and gold on my Tom Tiddler's ground.</l>
<l n="44" part="N" TEIform="l">At the roadside</l>
<l n="45" part="N" TEIform="l">A clump of grasses, all</l>
<l n="46" part="N" TEIform="l">Caught round a little bush and tangled, tied</l>
<l n="47" part="N" TEIform="l">With unimagined colours people call</l>
<l n="48" part="N" TEIform="l">Green when they see them. This was treasure spied</l>
<l n="49" part="N" TEIform="l">By your eyes with my soul.</l>
<l n="50" part="N" TEIform="l">You'd liked the whole</l>
<l n="51" part="N" TEIform="l">Broad sweep of things, had scarcely seen such small</l>
<l n="52" part="N" TEIform="l">Jewel incidents until</l>
<l n="53" part="N" TEIform="l">I showed you, who had never watched a hill</l>
<l n="54" part="N" TEIform="l">Remote in contemplation 'neath far, far skies,</l>
<pb n="92" TEIform="pb" id="d151e6618"/>
<l n="55" part="N" TEIform="l">Except with eyes</l>
<l n="56" part="N" TEIform="l">That had no mind to see</l>
<l n="57" part="N" TEIform="l">A present beauty, only what might be</l>
<l n="58" part="N" TEIform="l">If distance were annihilate.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="59" part="N" TEIform="l">And then,</l>
<l n="60" part="N" TEIform="l">Where the road crossed the creek we could not cross,</l>
<l n="61" part="N" TEIform="l">We found again</l>
<l n="62" part="N" TEIform="l">Our power of sight redoubled by the loss</l>
<l n="63" part="N" TEIform="l">Of what I'd planned.</l>
<l n="64" part="N" TEIform="l">You said it was no sense</l>
<l n="65" part="N" TEIform="l">To pull off shoes and fasten up a skirt</l>
<l n="66" part="N" TEIform="l">And plunge through dirt</l>
<l n="67" part="N" TEIform="l">And mud</l>
<l n="68" part="N" TEIform="l">And water, water</l>
<l n="69" part="N" TEIform="l">Muddy,</l>
<l n="70" part="N" TEIform="l">Ruddy,</l>
<l n="71" part="N" TEIform="l">As zinnias and paint-water and a flood</l>
<l n="72" part="N" TEIform="l">Of heavy auburn hair. We'd better go</l>
<l n="73" part="N" TEIform="l">Round by the beach,</l>
<l n="74" part="N" TEIform="l">Not by the cliffs, to reach</l>
<l n="75" part="N" TEIform="l">That farthest cliff</l>
<l n="76" part="N" TEIform="l">I wanted to see tower</l>
<l n="77" part="N" TEIform="l">Above the waves in colour and in power,</l>
<l n="78" part="N" TEIform="l">More solid than the sky.</l>
<l n="79" part="N" TEIform="l">And so</l>
<l n="80" part="N" TEIform="l">We turned</l>
<l n="81" part="N" TEIform="l">Seaward among the sea-grass. I had learned</l>
<l n="82" part="N" TEIform="l">Some of your alien sense of beauty, line</l>
<l n="83" part="N" TEIform="l">Preferred to colour, distance to the near.</l>
<l n="84" part="N" TEIform="l">For it was I</l>
<l n="85" part="N" TEIform="l">Who saw</l>
<l n="86" part="N" TEIform="l">The lovely curve of the creek.</l>
<l n="87" part="N" TEIform="l">But the whole shore</l>
<l n="88" part="N" TEIform="l">Yellow, untrodden, (more</l>
<l n="89" part="N" TEIform="l">The loveliest thing of our whole lovely week</l>
<l n="90" part="N" TEIform="l">For subtle curve, unbroken surface, than</l>
<l n="91" part="N" TEIform="l">For colour) this wide shore</l>
<l n="92" part="N" TEIform="l">Was yours and mine</l>
<l n="93" part="N" TEIform="l">And yours and mine the foam</l>
<l n="95" part="N" TEIform="l">When it would shine</l>
<l n="96" part="N" TEIform="l">Flower-coloured in a glint of sun. But mine</l>
<l n="97" part="N" TEIform="l">The hurry</l>
<l n="98" part="N" TEIform="l">And swift scurry</l>
<l n="99" part="N" TEIform="l">Of wind-blown tea-tree up the cliff.</l></lg>
<pb n="93" TEIform="pb" id="d151e6760"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="100" part="N" TEIform="l">We gave</l>
<l n="101" part="N" TEIform="l">A double dower</l>
<l n="102" part="N" TEIform="l">Of beauty to each wave</l>
<l n="103" part="N" TEIform="l">That trailed its hair in the wind before it broke.</l>
<l n="104" part="N" TEIform="l">For all the power</l>
<l n="105" part="N" TEIform="l">Of alien philosophies awoke</l>
<l n="106" part="N" TEIform="l">Our power of sight.</l>
<l n="107" part="N" TEIform="l">You still proclaim the far</l>
<l n="108" part="N" TEIform="l">Eternal unity of things that are</l>
<l n="109" part="N" TEIform="l">Like Plato and the mountains. I prefer</l>
<l n="110" part="N" TEIform="l">Inchoate beauty, for my part aver</l>
<l n="111" part="N" TEIform="l">Plurality essential, am content</l>
<l n="112" part="N" TEIform="l">To find a gain in difference, in a while</l>
<l n="113" part="N" TEIform="l">Admit there's gain in union. Argument</l>
<l n="114" part="N" TEIform="l">Recurs. Oh well, at any rate we know</l>
<l n="115" part="N" TEIform="l">That walk was lovely;</l>
<l n="116" part="N" TEIform="l">Ecstasies of mind</l>
<l n="117" part="N" TEIform="l">And subtle mysteries of sight combined</l>
<l n="118" part="N" TEIform="l">With the dear love of friends to make it so.</l></lg>

<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">c. 1917</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e6829"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[I have to make a soul for one]</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">I have to make a soul for one</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Who lost his soul in childhood's hour.</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">And I'm not sure—not really sure—</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">If I have power.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">I don't know whether souls are made</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">With laughter or with faith or pain</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">But though I fail a thousand times,</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">I'll try again.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">c. 1917</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e6864"><pb n="94" TEIform="pb" id="d151e6865"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Body and Soul</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">Through the Museum</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">I stroll, and see</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Goblets fashioned in Arcady,</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Spears from the Islands, and robes from Tyre—</l>
<l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">Gew-gaws of pomp and of old desire.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">On one of the walls</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">A looking glass</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Catches my image as I pass.</l>
<l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">Austerely from mirrored eyes, I see</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">The soul of the past look out at me.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">c. 1917</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e6906"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">A Blouse Machinist</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">Miss Murphy has blue eyes and blue-black hair,</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Her machine's opposite mine</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">So I can stare</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">At her pale face and shining blue-black hair.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">I'm sure that other people think her plain</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">But I could look at her</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">And look again</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Although I see why people think her plain.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">She's nice to watch when her machine-belt breaks.</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">She has such delicate hands</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">And arms, it takes</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Ages for her to mend it when it breaks.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Oh, beauty's still elusive and she's fine.</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Though all the moulding</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Of her face, the line</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">Of nose, mouth, chin is Mongol, yet she's fine.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Of course things would be different in Japan.</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">They'd see her beauty.</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">On a silken fan</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">They'd paint her for a princess in Japan.</l></lg>
<pb n="95" TEIform="pb" id="d151e6976"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">But still her loveliness eludes the blind.</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">They never use their eyes</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">But just their mind.</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">So must much loveliness elude the blind.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">2.1.18</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e6996"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">An Improver</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">Maisie's been holding down her head all day,</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Her little red head. And her pointed chin</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Rests on her neck that slips so softly in</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">The square-cut low-necked darling dress she made</l>
<l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">In such a way, since it's high-waisted too,</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">It lets you guess how fair young breasts begin</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Under the gentle pleasant folds of blue.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">But on the roof at lunchtime when the sun</l>
<l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">Shone warmly and the wind was blowing free</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">She lifted up her head to let me see</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">A little rosy mark beneath the chin—</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">The mark of kisses. If her mother knew</l>
<l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">She'd be ashamed, but a girl-friend like me</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Made her feel proud to show her kisses to.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">15.1.18</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e7051"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Mortal Poems</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">I think each year should bring</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Little fresh songs</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Like flowers in spring.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">That they might deck the hours</l>
<l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">For a brief while</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">And die like flowers.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Flower-like content to be</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Sharers in man's</l>
<l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">Mortality.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">30.1.18</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e7091"><pb n="96" TEIform="pb" id="d151e7092"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Beauty and Terror</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">Beauty does not walk through lovely days.</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Beauty walks with horror in her hair.</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Down long centuries of pleasant ways</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Men have found the terrible most fair.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">Youth is lovelier in death than life,</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Beauty mightier in pain than joy.</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Doubly splendid burn the fires of strife,</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Brighter in the brightness they destroy.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">7.2.18</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e7127"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Grotesque</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">My</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Man</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Says</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">I weigh about four ounces,</l>
<l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">Says I must have hollow legs.</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">And then say I,</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">“Yes,</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">I've hollow legs and a hollow soul and body.</l>
<l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">There is nothing left of me.</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">You've burnt me dry.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">You</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Have</l>
<l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Run</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Through all my veins in fever,</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Through my soul in fever for</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">An endless time.</l>
<l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Why,</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">This small body is like an empty snail shell,</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">All the living soul of it</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">Burnt out in lime.”</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">7.2.18</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e7200"><pb n="97" TEIform="pb" id="d151e7201"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Revolution</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">She is not of the fireside,</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">My lovely love;</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Nor books, nor even a cradle,</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">She bends above.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">No, she is bent with lashes,</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Her flesh is torn.</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">From blackness into blackness</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">She walks forlorn.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">But factories and prisons</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Are far more fair</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Than home or palace gardens</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">If she is there.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">12.2.18</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e7249"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[Once I thought my love was worth the name]</head>

<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">Once I thought my love was worth the name</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">If tears came.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">When the wound is mortal, now I know,</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Few tears flow.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">7.3.18</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e7272"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[You want a lily]</head>


<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">You want a lily</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">And you plead with me</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">“Give me my lily back.”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">I went to see</l>
<l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">A friend last night and on her mantelshelf</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">I saw some lilies,</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Image of myself,</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">And most unlike your dream of purity.</l></lg>
<pb n="98" TEIform="pb" id="d151e7302"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">They had been small green lilies, never white</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">For man's delight</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">In their most blissful hours.</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">But now the flowers</l>
<l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Had shrivelled and instead</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Shone spikes of seeds,</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Burned spikes of seeds,</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">Burned red</l>
<l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">As love and death and fierce futurity.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">There's this much of the lily left in me.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">9.3.18</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e7343"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[Pink eucalyptus flowers]</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">Pink eucalyptus flowers</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">(The flowers are out)</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Are scented honey sweet</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">For bees to buzz about.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">Pink eucalyptus flowers</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">(The flowers are out)</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Are fair as any rose</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">For us to sing about.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">29.3.18</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e7379"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[I came to live in Sophia Street]</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">I came to live in Sophia Street,</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">In a little house in Sophia Street</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">With an inch of floor</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Between door and door</l>
<l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">And a yard you'd measure in children's feet.</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">When I'd been ten days in Sophia Street</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">I remembered its name was Wisdom Street;</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">For I'd learned much more</l>
<l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">Than in all the score</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Of years I clamoured for books to eat.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">4.4.18</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e7420"><pb n="99" TEIform="pb" id="d151e7421"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[Every night I hurry home to see]</head>

<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">Every night I hurry home to see</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">If a letter's there from you to me.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Every night I bow my head and say,</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">“There's no word at all from him today.”</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">4.4.18</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e7444"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[I thought I heard something move in the house]</head>


<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">I thought I heard something move in the house</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">When I was alone in bed.</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">And I was afraid…and I was afraid…</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">I lay—I quaked for dread.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">Then all of a sudden the rain began</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">And I knew that the sound I'd heard</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Was only the sound of the coming of rain.</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Me, I've the heart of a bird!</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">22.4.18</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e7479"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[Today is rebels' day. And yet we work—]</head>


<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">Today is rebels' day. And yet we work—</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">All of us rebels, until day is done.</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">And when the stars come out we celebrate</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">A revolution that's not yet begun.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">Today is rebels' day. And men in jail</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Tread the old mill-round until day is done.</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">And when night falls they sit alone to brood</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">On revolution that's not yet begun.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">Today is rebels' day. Let all of us</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Take courage to fight on until we're done—</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Fight though we may not live to see the hour</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">The Revolution's splendidly begun.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">1.5.18</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e7527"><pb n="100" TEIform="pb" id="d151e7528"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[To look across at Moira gives me pleasure]</head>

<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">To look across at Moira gives me pleasure.</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">She has a red tape measure.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Her dress is black and all the workroom's dreary,</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">And I am weary.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">But that's like blood—like a thin blood stream trickling</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Like a fire quickening.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">It's Revolution. Ohé, I take pleasure</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">In Moira's red tape measure.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">3.5.18</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e7566"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Street Music</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">There's a band in the street, there's a band in the street.</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">It will play you a tune for a penny—</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">It will play you a tune, you a tune, you a tune,</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">And you, though you haven't got any,</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">For the music's free, and the music's bold.</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">It cannot really be bought and sold.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">And the people walk with their heads held high</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Whether or not they've a penny.</l>
<l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">And the music's there as the bandsmen know,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">For the poor though the poor are many.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Oh the music's free and the music's bold.</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">It cannot really be bought and sold.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">11.5.18</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e7616"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[I dreamt last night of happy home-comings]</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">I dreamt last night of happy home-comings.</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Friends I had loved and had believed were dead</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Came happily to visit me and said</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">I was a part of their fair home-coming.</l></lg>
<pb n="101" TEIform="pb" id="d151e7633"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">It's strange that I should dream of welcomings</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">And happy meetings when my love, last week</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Returned from exile, did not even speak</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Or write to me or need my welcoming.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">15.5.18</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e7653"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[He looks in my heart and the image there]</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">He looks in my heart and the image there</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Is himself, himself, than himself more fair.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">And he thinks of my heart as a mirror clear</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">To reflect the image I hold most dear.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">But my heart is much more like a stream, I think,</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Where my lover may come when he needs to drink.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">And my heart is a stream that seems asleep</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">But the tranquil waters run strong and deep;</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">They reflect the image that seems most fair</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">But their meaning and purpose are otherwhere.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">He may come, my lover, and lie on the brink</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">And gaze at his image and smile and drink</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">While the hidden waters run strong and free,</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Unheeded, unguessed at, the soul of me.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">5.6.18</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e7712"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[My window pane is broken]</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">My window pane is broken</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Just a bit</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Where the small curtain doesn't</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Cover it.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">And in the afternoon</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">I like to lie</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">And watch the pepper tree</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Against the sky.</l></lg>
<pb n="102" TEIform="pb" id="d151e7742"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">Pink berries and blue sky</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">And leaves and sun</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Are very fair to rest</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">One's eyes upon.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">And my tired feet are resting</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">On the bed</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">And there's a pillow under</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">My tired head.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Parties and balls and books</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">I know are best</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">But when I've finished work</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">I like to rest.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">3.7.18</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e7789"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[Sometimes I think the happiest of love's moments]</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">Sometimes I think the happiest of love's moments</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Is the blest moment of release from loving.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">The world once more is all one's own to model</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Upon one's own and not another's pattern.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">And each poor heart imprisoned by the other's</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Is suddenly set free for splendid action.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">For no two lovers are a single person</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">And lovers' union means a soul's suppression.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">Oh, happy then the moment of love's passing</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">When those strong souls we sought to slay recover.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">24.7.18</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e7834"><pb n="103" TEIform="pb" id="d151e7835"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[O sweet and fair! These words are mine to use]</head>

<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">O sweet and fair! These words are mine to use.</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">O sweet and fair! A year ago I'ld choose</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Some better words of praise</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Than sweet and fair.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">O sweet and fair, and weak, and most untrue!</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">O sweet and fair! I still may speak of you</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">After my year of pain</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">As sweet and fair.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">31.7.18</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e7870"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[The people have drunk the wine of peace]</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">The people have drunk the wine of peace</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">In the streets of town.</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">They smile as they drift with hearts at rest</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Uphill and down.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">The people have drunk the wine of peace,</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">They are mad with joy.</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Never again need they lie and fear</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Death for a boy.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">1918</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e7906"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Girl's Love</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">I lie in the dark</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Grass beneath and you above me,</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Curved like the sky,</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Insistent that you love me.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">But the high stars</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Admonish to refuse you</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">And I'm for the stars</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Though in the stars I lose you.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">31.1.19</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e7941"><pb n="104" TEIform="pb" id="d151e7942"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[I went down to post a letter]</head>

<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">I went down to post a letter</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Through the garden, through the garden.</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">All the lovely stars were shining</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">As I went.</l>
<l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">They were free as I, unhappy</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Only he to whom the letter</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Must be sent.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Even stars forget the prisons,</l>
<l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">Stars and clouds and moonlit waters,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">I believe the wind would shun them</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">If it could.</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">He at least rebels, remembers</l>
<l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Dawn breaks eastward, where the prisons</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Erstwhile stood.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">14.2.19</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e7997"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[I must be dreaming through the days]</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">I must be dreaming through the days</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">And see the world with childish eyes</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">If I'd go singing all my life</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">And my songs be wise</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">And in the kitchen or the house</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Must wonder at the sights I see.</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">And I must hear the throb and hum</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">That moves to song in factory.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">So much in life remains unsung,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">And so much more than love is sweet.</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">I'd like a song of kitchenmaids</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">With steady fingers and swift feet.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">And I could sing about the rest</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">That breaks upon a woman's day</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">When dinner's over and she lies</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">Upon her bed to dream and pray</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Until the children come from school</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">And all her evening work begins.</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">There's more in life than tragic love</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">And all the storied, splendid sins.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">27.2.19</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e8072"><pb n="105" TEIform="pb" id="d151e8073"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[When I get up to light the fire]</head>

<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">When I get up to light the fire,</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">And dress with all the speed I may</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">By candle-light, I dread the hours</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">That go to make a single day.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">But then I leave my room, and see</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">How brightly, clearly darkness shines,</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">When stars ten thousand miles away</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Are caught in our verandah vines.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">And I am almost glad that fires</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Have to be lit, before the day</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Comes up between the trees and drives</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">The strange familiar dark away.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">13.4.19</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e8121"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[Today, in class]</head>


<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">Today, in class,</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">I read aloud to forty little boys</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">The legend of King Croesus' boasted joys.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">They were so young,</l>
<l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">Restless, and eager, I believed they'd find</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">This moral story little to their mind.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">But they were pleased</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">With the old legend, quick to comprehend</l>
<l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">Sorrowful wisdom's triumph at the end:</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">They seemed to feel,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">In hush of wonder, hurry of amaze,</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">The sure uncertainty of all men's days.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">30.4.19</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e8170"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[I bought a red hat]</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">I bought a red hat</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">To please my lover.</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">He will hardly see it</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">When he looks me over,</l></lg>
<pb n="106" TEIform="pb" id="d151e8187"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">Though it's a fine hat.</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Yet he never misses</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Noticing my red mouth</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">When it's shaped for kisses.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">21.6.19</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e8208"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Miss Mary Fairfax</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">Every day Miss Mary goes her rounds,</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Through the splendid house and through the grounds,</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Looking if the kitchen table's white,</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Seeing if the great big fire's alight,</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">Finding specks on shining pans and pots,</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Never praising much, but scolding lots.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">If the table's white, she does not see</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Roughened hands that once were ivory.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">It is fires, not cheeks, that ought to glow;</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">And if eyes are dim, she doesn't know.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Poor Miss Mary! Poor for all she owns,</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Since the things she loves are stocks and stones.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">4.7.19</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e8260"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[Whenever I think of you, you are alone]</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">Whenever I think of you, you are alone,</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Shut by yourself between</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Great walls of stone.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">There is a stool, I think, and a table there,</l>
<l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">And a mat underneath your feet;</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">And the rest is bare.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">I cannot stop remembering this, my own,</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Seventeen hours of the day</l>
<l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">You are alone.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">7.8.19</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e8299"><pb n="107" TEIform="pb" id="d151e8300"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">A Strike Rhyme</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">The strike's done.</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">The men won.</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">The ships sail the sea</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">To bring back</l>
<l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">What we lack,</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Coal, sugar, tea.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">And I'm glad,</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Though I had</l>
<l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">Rather never use</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Tea and spice</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">And what's nice</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Than see the men lose.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">15.8.19</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e8347"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[In this little school]</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">In this little school</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Life goes so sweetly,</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Day on azure day</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Is lost completely.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">No one thinks too much,</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Or worries greatly.</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">In a pleasant shade</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">We dream sedately.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">There's no struggle here</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Or conflict showing;</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Only the sweet pain</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Of young limbs growing.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">18.8.19</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e8395"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[And is love very strong where honour rules?]</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">And is love very strong where honour rules?</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Would the world ever speak of Lancelot's love</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Or Tristram's love had they put honour first?</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">What would you think if Guinevere had knelt</l>
<l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">And begged for kisses and had begged in vain?</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Should she be constant had she been refused</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Or would she laugh and turn to love elsewhere?</l></lg>
<pb n="108" TEIform="pb" id="d151e8422"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">But Joseph is a hero nowadays</l>
<l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">And young Paolo, the Italian blood,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Rather too rash and uncontrollable.</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Lovers who are not free should sigh and part—</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Lovers, you call them—and not free to love:</l>
<l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">They may be wives or husbands, businessmen,</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Saints even: they're not lovers. After all</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">I'd rather be a lover than a saint.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">August, 1919</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e8455"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[A lady and I were walking]</head>

<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">A lady and I were walking</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Where waters flow;</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">A lady and I were talking</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Softly and slow.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">This is what you were saying,</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Lady of mine,</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">“I will be sad without him,</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Yea, I will pine.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">But he would never leave me</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">If he were free.</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">That's what my love in prison</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Whispered to me.”</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">September, 1919</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e8504"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Three Teachers</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">Sometimes I can see</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">When I teach</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Half my children talk</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Each to each.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">Then I almost wish</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">I could be</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Very fierce and they</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Scared of me.</l></lg>
<pb n="109" TEIform="pb" id="d151e8534"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">They will all be still</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">For one man</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Who could never teach</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">As I can.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">He is kind and strong,</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Narrow-souled.</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">He has never sought</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">Dangerous gold.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">If he might do both</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">That were good.</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">In my life I knew</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">One who could.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">She was dark and sweet,</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">Irish born,</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">Very full of dreams,</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">Full of scorn.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">Hell and heav'n was she,</l>
<l n="26" part="N" TEIform="l">Like the sun.</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">My dear children need</l>
<l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l">Such a one.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">c. 1919</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e8607"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[Now all the lovely days are past]</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">Now all the lovely days are past,</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">The hours of sun and leagues of sea,</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">And starry nights that lay between</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Yourself and me.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">Our boat has left the sea behind.</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">She lies beside the friendly dock.</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">And soon the gangway will go down,</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">And lips will meet, and hands will lock,</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">And carriers will come climbing up</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">To take my things and leave us free.</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">There's trams and streets and home at last</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">For you and me.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">12.5.20</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e8655"><pb n="110" TEIform="pb" id="d151e8656"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Inventory</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">We've a room</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">That we call home,</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">With a bed in it,</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">And a table</l>
<l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">And some chairs,</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">A to Z in it.</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">There's a mirror,</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">And a safe,</l>
<l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">And a lamp in it.</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Were there more,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Our mighty love</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Might get cramp in it.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">21.7.20</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e8703"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">A Parlourmaid</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">“I want a parlourmaid.”</l>
<l n="02" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">“Well, let me see</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">If you were God, what kind of maid she'd be.”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">“She would be tall,</l>
<l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">She would be fair,</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">She would have slender limbs,</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">A delicate air;</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">And yet for all her beauty</l>
<l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">She would walk</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Among my guests unseen</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">And through their talk</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Her voice would be the sweet voice of a bird,</l>
<l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Not listened to, though heard.”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">“And now I know the girl you have in mind</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Tell me her duties, if you'd be so kind.”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">“Why, yes!</l>
<l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">She must know names of wines</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">And never taste them—</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Must handle fragile cups</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">And never break them—</l></lg>
<pb n="111" TEIform="pb" id="d151e8772"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">Must fill my rooms with flowers</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">And never wear them—</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">Must serve my daughter's secrets</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">And not share them.”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">“Madam, you are no God, that's plain to see.</l>
<l n="26" part="N" TEIform="l">I'll just repeat what you have said to me.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">You say your maid must look in Helen fashion</l>
<l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l">Golden and white</l>
<l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">And yet her loveliness inspire no passion,</l>
<l n="30" part="N" TEIform="l">Give no delight.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">Your intimate goods of home must owe their beauty</l>
<l n="32" part="N" TEIform="l">To this girl's care</l>
<l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">But she'll not overstep her path of duty</l>
<l n="34" part="N" TEIform="l">Nor seek to share</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">Through loving or enjoying or possessing</l>
<l n="36" part="N" TEIform="l">The least of them.</l>
<l n="37" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">Why, she's not human, by your own confessing,</l>
<l n="38" part="N" TEIform="l">And you condemn</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="39" part="N" TEIform="l">Your rational self in every word you're speaking!</l>
<l n="40" part="N" TEIform="l">Please understand</l>
<l n="41" part="N" TEIform="l">You'll find the hollow maiden you are seeking</l>
<l n="42" part="N" TEIform="l">In fairyland.”</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">13.10.20</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e8853"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[When I go up to work the young blue sea]</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">When I go up to work the young blue sea</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Has not awaked from dreams:</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">It fades to meet the blue sky mistily:</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">It gleams.</l>
<l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">I say,</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">“All day</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">It will not wake from dreams.”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">And yet, when I come back from work, the sea</l>
<l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">Has a green sombreness;</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">As if the hours between were somehow hours</l></lg>
<pb n="112" TEIform="pb" id="d151e8890"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Of stress.</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">I read</l>
<l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Its need</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Of dim forgetfulness.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">30.3.21</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e8910"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[“I used to have dozens of handkerchiefs]</head>

<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">“I used to have dozens of handkerchiefs</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Of finest lawn.</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">I used to have silk shirts and fine new suits.”</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">He's like a faun</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">This darling out-at-elbows Irish boy.</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">“Those were the days</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Before the war</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">When money could be earned a thousand ways.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">But now—last week I had a muslin bag</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">For handkerchief!</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">No socks, no shirts”—but wiles and smiles and gleams</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Beyond belief.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">30.3.21</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e8959"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Learning Geography</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">They have a few little hours</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">To study the world—</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Its lovely absence of clouds,</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Or the thunderbolts hurled</l>
<l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">By hidden powers—</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">All the soft shapes of the vales</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">And the trees of the north</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">They dream of a minute, no longer,</l>
<l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">No longer—then forth</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Ere the year fails</l></lg>
<pb n="113" TEIform="pb" id="d151e8995"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">To cities where carnival glows</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Or the furnace is bright.</l>
<l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">So is measured or leisured</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">According as teachers dispose</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Their cosmic delight.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">22.4.21</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e9018"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Street Scene—Little Lonsdale St</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">I wish you'd seen that dirty little boy,</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Finger at nose,</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Peeking and ginking at some girls in rows</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Seated on the high window-sills to rest.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">One of the girls had hair as bright as corn.</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">And one was red.</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">And over their soft forms a glow was shed</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">From lamps new-lighted in the laundry there.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">That boy, beneath them, wheeled a hand-cart full</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Of cast-off busts</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">From sewing rooms. They looked like shells of lusts.</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">And all the girls around the windows laughed.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">29.4.21</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e9066"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[I'd like to spend long hours at home]</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">I'd like to spend long hours at home</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">With a small child to bother me.</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">I'd take her out to see the shops</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">And fuss about my husband's tea.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">Instead of this I spend my days</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">In noisy schoolrooms, harsh and bare.</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Unloved am I, since people give</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Too many children to my care.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">6.7.21</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e9101"><pb n="114" TEIform="pb" id="d151e9102"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[I had a lover who betrayed me]</head>

<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">I had a lover who betrayed me.</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">First he implored and then gainsaid me.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Hopeless I dared no more importune.</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">I found new friends, a kinder fortune.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">Silence, indifference did greet me.</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Twice in long years he's chanced to meet me.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Yet when I see him I discover</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">I was inconstant, he the lover.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">14.8.21</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e9140"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[Most people have a way of making friends]</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">Most people have a way of making friends</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">That's very queer.</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">They don't choose whom they like, but anyone</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">In some way <hi TEIform="hi">near</hi>.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">The girl beside them on the factory bench,</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">The girl next door</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Does. If they move then they forget the friend</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">They had before.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">I choose the friends who suit me (one I found</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Shut up in jail)—</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Some nuns, some clerks, Anne whose beauty was</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Frankly for sale.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Of course I cannot see them every day.</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">That's as Fate sends.</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Blind Fate may choose my times for me, but not,</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">Oh not, my friends.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">2.12.21</dateline></closer>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e9204"><pb n="115" TEIform="pb" id="d151e9205"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Psychological Craze</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">I in the library,</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Looking for books to read,</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Pulled one out twice to see</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">If it fulfilled my need.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">Butler had written this</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Autobiography.</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Which of the Butlers, then?</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">I opened it to see.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">He's an old general</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Mounted upon a horse.</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Thinkers don't write their lives,</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">But soldiers can, of course.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">They write: “The regiment</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Was sent to Omdurman,</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Where Gordon died. To catch</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">The Mahdi was our plan.”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Later—“The bride wore white</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">And she had golden hair.</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Four bridesmaids bore her train</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">Up to the altar where</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">His Grace of Birmingham”—</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">It's the old rigmarole,</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">Names, facts and dates—no word</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">In this about the soul.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">No dreams, no sin, no tears!</l>
<l n="26" part="N" TEIform="l">Only the body thrives.</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">Upon such worthless things</l>
<l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l">Great soldiers base their lives.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">No wonder wars are fought.</l>
<l n="30" part="N" TEIform="l">Loss of such life is small,</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">Life bound to space and time,</l>
<l n="32" part="N" TEIform="l">Not infinite at all.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">4.12.21</dateline></closer>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e9320"><pb n="116" TEIform="pb" id="d151e9321"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Lovers Parted</head>
<epigraph TEIform="epigraph"><cit TEIform="cit"><quote TEIform="quote"><p TEIform="p"><hi TEIform="hi">“With the awakening of the memory of a forbidden action there is combined the awakening of the tendency to carry out the action</hi>.”</p></quote><bibl default="NO" TEIform="bibl" id="d151e9332">Totem and Taboo, <hi TEIform="hi">S. Freud</hi></bibl></cit></epigraph>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">Old memories waken old desires</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Infallibly. While we're alive</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">With eye or ear or sense at all,</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Sometimes, must love revive.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">But we'll not think, when some stray gust</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Relumes the flicker of desire,</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">That fuel of circumstance could make</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">A furnace of our fire.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">The past is gone. We must believe</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">It has no power to change our lives.</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Yet still our constant hearts rejoice</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Because the past survives.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">24.3.22</dateline></closer>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e9382"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Appearances</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">I hated them when I was four years old,</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">The bright pink berries on the pepper tree.</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">And now they seem quite beautiful to me.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">My tower of dreams when I was four years old</l>
<l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">Was such a tree. Its branches hid me well,</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Although I so disliked the berries' smell.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">I had my dreams when I was four years old…</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">But groundling now, who once could mount in air,</l>
<l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">I judge the high-swung bright pink berries, fair.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">12.4.22</dateline></closer>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e9421"><pb n="117" TEIform="pb" id="d151e9422"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">A Deity</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">Sometimes I think God has his days</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">For being friends.</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">He says: “Forgive my careless ways.</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">No one pretends</l>
<l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">I'm always kind; but for today</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Do let's be friends.”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">And grudgingly I make reply,</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">“Nice sort of friends.</l>
<l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">I think it's time you had a try</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">To make amends</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">For things you've done; but after all</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Suppose we're friends.”</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">6.6.22</dateline></closer>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e9469"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Martha</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">Sometimes I lose</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">My power of loving for an hour or two,</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Then I misuse</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">My knowledge of friends' secrets to abuse</l>
<l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">Them far more heartily than others do.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Then I forget</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Their splendid selves, the victories they've won,</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">And only fret</l>
<l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">Because they fail me, when my needs are set</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Above the dreams they've fixed their hopes upon.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">8.7.22</dateline></closer>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e9510"><pb n="118" TEIform="pb" id="d151e9511"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">“All Knowledge…”</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">I know more about flowers,</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">And Pat knows about ships.</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">“Schooner” and “barquentine”</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Are words of note on his lips.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">Even “schooner, barque-rigged”</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Has meaning for him. And yet</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">I don't believe he knows</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Hearts' ease from mignonette.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">And whenever the daffodils,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Like visiting golden dames,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Honour our humble flat,</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">He has to ask their names.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">27.8.23</dateline></closer>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e9559"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[How funny it would be if dreamy I]</head>

<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">How funny it would be if dreamy I</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Should leave one book behind me when I die</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">And that a book of Law—this silly thing</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Just written for the money it will bring.</l>
<l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">I do hope, when it's finished, I'll have time</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">For other books and better spurts of rhyme.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">11.9.23</dateline></closer>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e9588"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[Pat wasn't Pat last night at all.]</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">Pat wasn't Pat last night at all.</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">He was the rain,</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">The Spring,</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Young Dionysus, white and warm,</l>
<l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">Lilac and everything.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">11.10.23</dateline></closer>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e9613"><pb n="119" TEIform="pb" id="d151e9614"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[A bunch of lilac and a storm of hail]</head>

<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">A bunch of lilac and a storm of hail</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">On the same afternoon! Indeed I know</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Here in the South it always happens so,</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">That lilac is companioned by the gale.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">I took some hailstones from the window sill</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">And swallowed them in a communion feast.</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Their transitory joy is mine at least,</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">The lilac's loveliness escapes me still.</l>
<l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">Mine are the storms of spring, but not the sweets.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">11.10.23</dateline></closer>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e9652"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[O you, dear trees, you have learned so much of beauty]</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">O you, dear trees, you have learned so much of beauty,</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">You must have studied this only the ages long!</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Men have thought of God and laughter and duty.</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">And of love. And of song.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">But you, dear trees, from your birth to your hour of dying,</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Have cared for this one way only of being wise.</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Lovely, lovely, lovely, the sapling sighing.</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Lovely the dead tree lies.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">21.4.24</dateline></closer>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e9687"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[Last night, in a dream, I felt the peculiar anguish]</head>

<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">Last night, in a dream, I felt the peculiar anguish</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Known to me of old;</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">And there passed me, not much changed, my earliest lover,</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Smiling, suffering, cold.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">This morning, I lay with closed lids under the blankets,</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Lest with night depart</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">The truthful dream which restored to me with my lover</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">My passionate heart.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">1.8.24</dateline></closer>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e9722"><pb n="120" TEIform="pb" id="d151e9723"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">White Sunshine</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">The sun's my fire.</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Golden, from a magnificence of blue,</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Should be its hue.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">But woolly clouds,</l>
<l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">Like boarding-house old ladies, come and sit</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">In front of it.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">White sunshine, then,</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">That has the frosty glimmer of white hair,</l>
<l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">Freezes the air.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">They must forget,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">So self-absorbed are they, so very old,</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">That I'll be cold.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">31.8.24</dateline></closer>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e9773"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Flowers and Light</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">Flowers have uncountable ways of pretending to be</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Not solid, but moonlight or sunlight or starlight with scent.</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Primroses strive for the colour of sunshine on lawns</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Dew-besprent.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">Freesias are flames wherein light more than heat is desired,</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">As candles on altars burn amethyst, golden and white.</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Wall-flowers are sun streaked with shade. Periwinkles blue noon</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">At the height.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">11.9.24</dateline></closer>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e9809"><pb n="121" TEIform="pb" id="d151e9810"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">A Bronte Legend</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">They say she was a creature of the moor,</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">A lover of the angels, silence bound.</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">She sought no friendships. She was too remote,</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Her sister Charlotte found.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">I know she nursed her brother till he died,</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Although she didn't like him; that she had</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Housework and all the ironing to do,</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Because her maids were bad.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">And in the midst of it she wrote a book.</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">There could have been small leisure for the moor</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Or wandering! She used to mend and sew,</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">The family was so poor.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Her brother died. But she died just as soon</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">As she had nursed dear Charlotte through the shock</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Of Patrick's death. Contemplative? Well, well!</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">No Simeon of the Rock!</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">10.1.25</dateline></closer>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e9872"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Pruning Flowering Gums</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">One summer day, along the street,</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Men pruned the gums</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">To make them neat.</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">The tender branches, white with flowers,</l>
<l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">Lay in the sun</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">For hours and hours,</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">And every hour they grew more sweet,</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">More honey-like</l>
<l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">Until the street</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Smelt like a hive, withouten bees.</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">But still the gardeners</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Lopped the trees.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Then came the children out of school,</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Noisy and separate</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">As their rule<pb n="122" TEIform="pb" id="d151e9923"/>Of being is. The spangled trees</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">Gave them one heart:</l>
<l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Such power to please</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">Had all the flowering branches strown</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Around for them</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">To make their own.</l>
<l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">Then such a murmuring arose</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">As made the ears</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">Confirm the nose</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">And give the lie to eyes. For hours</l>
<l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">Child bees hummed</l>
<l n="26" part="N" TEIform="l">In the honey flowers.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">They gathered sprigs and armfuls. Some</l>
<l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l">Ran with their fragrant</l>
<l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">Burdens home,</l>
<l n="30" part="N" TEIform="l">And still returned; and after them</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">Would drag great boughs.</l>
<l n="32" part="N" TEIform="l">Some stripped a stem</l>
<l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">Of rosy flowers and played with these.</l>
<l n="34" part="N" TEIform="l">Never such love</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">Had earthly trees</l>
<l n="36" part="N" TEIform="l">As these young creatures gave. By night,</l>
<l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">The treasured sprays</l>
<l n="38" part="N" TEIform="l">Of their delight</l>
<l n="39" part="N" TEIform="l">Were garnered every one. The street</l>
<l n="40" part="N" TEIform="l">Looked, as the council liked it, neat.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">23.1.25</dateline></closer>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e10011"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Polytheist</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">One comes to love the little saints,</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">As years go by.</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">One learns to love the little saints.</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">“O hear me sigh,</l>
<l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">St. Anthony,</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Find this for me,</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">I wish you'd try.”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">There must be many garden gods,</l>
<l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">A gardener sees.</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">There'd have to be an orchard god.<pb n="123" TEIform="pb" id="d151e10047"/>“Divinities,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Take honour due.</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">The long year through</l>
<l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Protect these trees.”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">The Mother and the Holy Child</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Are friends to me.</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">I pray, “I am my mother's child.</l>
<l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">I trust you'll see</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">That days are bright</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">And all goes right</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">With her and me.”</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">8.2.25</dateline></closer>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e10087"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">“Love is not love…”</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">When I was still a child</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">I thought my love would be</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Noble, truthful, brave,</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">And very kind to me.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">Then all the novels said</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">That if my lover prove</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">No such man as this</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">He had to forfeit love.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">Now I know life holds</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Harder tasks in store.</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">If my lover fail</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">I must love him more.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Should he prove unkind,</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">What am I, that he</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Squander soul and strength</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">Smoothing life for me?</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Weak or false or cruel</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">Love must still be strong.</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">All my life I'll learn</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">How to love as long.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">14.5.25</dateline></closer>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e10162"><pb n="124" TEIform="pb" id="d151e10163"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Moonlit Room</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">I know a room that's dark in daytime hours;</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">No sunbeams light it,</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Whether in months of gloom or months of flowers,</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">So people slight it.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">Yet in the noon of each succeeding night</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">The moon shines in it,</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Goldenly waking dreamers to delight</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">For a love's minute.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">In a dream light, they sigh and burn and kiss</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">And fall to slumber</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Deeply once more. Thus bliss is piled on bliss</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">In goodly number.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Praise first is giv'n to sunshine and to rooms</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Sunbright, with reason.</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Yet a wise man should choose a moonlit room</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">In his blood's season.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">5.6.25</dateline></closer>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e10225"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[I hate work so]</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">I hate work so</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">That I have found a way</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">Of making one small task outlast the day.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">I will not leave</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">The garden and the sun,</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">In spite of all the work that should be done.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">So when I go</l>
<l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">To really make my bed</l>
<l n="26" part="N" TEIform="l">I've made it ten times over in my head.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">Then as for meals!</l>
<l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l">I think I'd rather be</l>
<l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">A nervous wreck than make a cup of tea.</l></lg>
<pb n="125" TEIform="pb" id="d151e10269"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="30" part="N" TEIform="l">The fire's so low</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">It isn't any good—</l>
<l n="32" part="N" TEIform="l">While I sit planning to put on some wood.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">One thing is sure,</l>
<l n="34" part="N" TEIform="l">I pity other drones,</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">God having made me such a lazy-bones.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">10.6.25</dateline></closer>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e10298"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Sisters</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">They used to say</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Our mother brought us up like hot-house flowers,</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">From day to day</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Such wondrous cares were ours</l>
<l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">Her love inspired.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">In truth we grew</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Strangely. Unsought, as priestesses might be.</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">The girls we knew</l>
<l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">Found tenderness. But we</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Were more desired.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">No doubt at all</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Our spirits drew the secret souls of men.</l>
<l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">They would recall</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Old dreams through us; and then</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Make dreams their choice.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">Creatures of light,</l>
<l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Sun-darkened by the shining of her love,</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">We knew the plight</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Of Sibyls, thus to prove</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">The incarnate voice.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">14.6.25</dateline></closer>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e10371"><pb n="126" TEIform="pb" id="d151e10372"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">A Meaning Learnt</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">I'm not his wife. I am his paramour:</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">His wayside love, picked up in journeying:</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Rose of the hedgerows; fragrant, till he fling</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">Me down beside the ditch, a drooped thing</l>
<l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">Some country boy may stick into his hat.</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">A paramour has no more use than that.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">12.8.25</dateline></closer>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e10400"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Wife</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">He's out of work!</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">I tell myself a change should mean a chance,</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">And he must look for changes to advance,</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">And he, of all men, really needs a jerk.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">But I hate change.</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">I like my kitchen with its pans and pots</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">That shine like new although we've used them lots.</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">I wouldn't like a kitchen that was strange.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">And it's not true</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">All changes are for better. Some are worse.</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">A man had rather work, though work's a curse,</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Than mope at home with not a thing to do.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">No surer thing</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Than that he'll get another job. But soon!</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Or else I'll have to change. This afternoon</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">Would be the time, before I sell my ring.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">4.12.25</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e10461"><pb n="127" TEIform="pb" id="d151e10462"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Raiment</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">I cannot be tricked out in lovely clothes</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">All times, all days.</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">My mind has moods of hating pearl and rose</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">And jewel-blaze.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">Nor is the body worthily attired</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Unless the soul</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Has visibly to nobleness aspired</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">And self-control.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">January, 1926</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e10497"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[When I am articled]</head>

<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">When I am articled</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">The Law decrees</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">I shall devote my time</l>
<l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">To stating fees</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">And learning about Actions</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Suits and Courts.</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">Then Deeds and Briefs and Grants</l>
<l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Must fill my thoughts.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">While if a naughty</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Little verse should find</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">Its way into a corner</l>
<l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">Of my mind</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">I must not tell the chap</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">For whom I work.</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">He pays the penalty</l>
<l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">If I should shirk</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="26" part="N" TEIform="l">And take to writing books</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">And verse instead</l>
<l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l">Of “hereinafter”, “duly”,</l>
<l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">“Viz”, “the said”.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">7.5.26</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e10572"><pb n="128" TEIform="pb" id="d151e10573"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[When my lover put the sea between us]</head>

<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">When my lover put the sea between us</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">And went wandering in Italy</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">My poor silly heart miscalled his journey—</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">“Leaving me”.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">Towns of Spain and Italy he stayed in,</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Each and all of them to me unknown;</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">How could he find pleasure being a lover,</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Being alone!</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">Truly I was not as fair as Venice,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Noble as Siena, strange as Rome.</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Certainly he loved Milan and Florence</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">More than home.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">I believed his absence had estranged us</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">And across the heart-dividing sea</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Sent him word that I no longer loved him.</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">Foolish me!</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Came his answer after months of waiting</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">Echoing my letter, lie for lie.</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Truth or lies I know not. Which unfaithful,</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">He or I.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">May, 1926</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e10649"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[I read a statement in a newspaper]</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">I read a statement in a newspaper</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">That Twentyman, the manufacturer,</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Found it was cheaper to deliver goods</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">By horse and lorry than by motor-truck</l>
<l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">Or motor-van. So he had sold his trucks</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">To purchase horses. He dismissed those men</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Who had mechanics' minds to re-employ</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Drivers of horses, friends of animals.</l>
<l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">Then life grew stronger in me because life</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Had triumphed in this case and would perhaps</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Finally triumph over the machine.</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Even such mean commercial victory</l>
<l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Being better than no victory at all.</l></lg>
<closer TEIform="closer"><dateline TEIform="dateline">July, 1926</dateline></closer>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e10700"><pb n="129" TEIform="pb" id="d151e10701"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[I am no mystic. All the ways of God]</head>

<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">I am no mystic. All the ways of God</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">Are dark to me.</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">I know not if he lived or if he died</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">In agony.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">My every act has reference to man.</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">Some human need</l>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">Of this one, or of that, or of myself</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">Inspires the deed.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">But when I hear the Angelus, I say</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">A Latin prayer</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Hoping the dim incanted words may shine</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Some way, somewhere.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Words and a will may work upon my mind</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Till ethics turn</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">To that transcendent mystic love with which</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">The Seraphim burn.</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e10763"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">[What were the good of stars if none looked on them]</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">What were the good of stars if none looked on them</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">But mariners, astronomers and such!</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">The sun and moon and stars were made for lovers.</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">I know that much.</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e10785"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">A Prayer to Saint Rosa</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="01" part="N" TEIform="l">When I am so worn out I cannot sleep</l>
<l n="02" part="N" TEIform="l">And yet I know I have to work next day</l>
<l n="03" part="N" TEIform="l">Or lose my job, I sometimes have recourse</l>
<l n="04" part="N" TEIform="l">To one long dead, who listens when I pray.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="05" part="N" TEIform="l">I ask Saint Rose of Lima for the sleep</l>
<l n="06" part="N" TEIform="l">She went without, three hundred years ago</l>
<pb n="130" TEIform="pb" id="d151e10809"/>
<l n="07" part="N" TEIform="l">When, lying on thorns and heaps of broken sherd,</l>
<l n="08" part="N" TEIform="l">She talked with God and made a heaven so.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="09" part="N" TEIform="l">Then speedily that most compassionate Saint</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Comes with her gift of deep oblivious hours,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Treasured for centuries in nocturnal space</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">And heavy with the scent of Lima's flowers.</l></lg>
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<div1 type="chapter" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e10835"><pb n="135" TEIform="pb" id="d151e10836"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Bibliographical References to Lesbia Harford</head>

<p TEIform="p"><hi TEIform="hi">1. Published poems</hi></p>
<p TEIform="p"><hi TEIform="hi">Birth</hi>, May 1921. Full edition given to Lesbia Harford's work.</p>
<p TEIform="p"><hi TEIform="hi">Birth</hi>, April 1922, “The psychological craze”.</p>
<p TEIform="p"><hi TEIform="hi">Illustrated Tasmanian Mail</hi>, 5 October 1927. “Torquay in holiday time” and “The love I look for”.</p>
<p TEIform="p">Nettie Palmer (ed.), <hi TEIform="hi">The Poems of Lesbia Harford</hi>, Melbourne, Melbourne University Press, 1941.</p>
<p TEIform="p"><hi TEIform="hi">2. Anthologies in which she appears</hi></p>
<p TEIform="p">Percival Serle, <hi TEIform="hi">An Australian Anthology</hi>, London, Collins, 1927.</p>
<p TEIform="p">George Mackaness, <hi TEIform="hi">Poets of Australia</hi>, Sydney, Angus &amp; Robertson, 1946, revised edition 1952 entitled <hi TEIform="hi">An Anthology of Australian Verse</hi>.</p>
<p TEIform="p">H. M. Green, <hi TEIform="hi">Modern Australian Poetry</hi>, Melbourne, Melbourne University Press, 1946 and 1952.</p>
<p TEIform="p">Marjorie Pizer, <hi TEIform="hi">Freedom on the Wallaby</hi>, Sydney, Pinchgut Press, 1953.</p>
<p TEIform="p">Tom Inglis Moore, <hi TEIform="hi">Poetry in Australia</hi>, vol. I, Sydney, Angus &amp; Robertson, 1964.</p>
<p TEIform="p">Edward Kynaston, <hi TEIform="hi">Australian Voices</hi>, Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1974.</p>
<p TEIform="p">Rodney Hall, <hi TEIform="hi">The Collins Book of Australian Poetry</hi>, Sydney, Collins, 1981.</p>
<p TEIform="p"><hi TEIform="hi">3. Reviews of the Nettie Palmer edition of the Poems</hi></p>
<p TEIform="p"><hi TEIform="hi">Bulletin</hi>, 21 January 1942.</p>
<p TEIform="p"><hi TEIform="hi">Southerly</hi>, April 1942, vol. 3, no. 1.</p>
<p TEIform="p"><hi TEIform="hi">Sydney Morning Herald</hi>, 2 May 1942.</p>
<p TEIform="p"><hi TEIform="hi">4. Lectures, articles etc.</hi></p>
<p TEIform="p">Elsie Cole, “Various verse by Australian women writers”, <hi TEIform="hi">Corroboree</hi>, vol. I, no. 12, Sept. 1922. Abridged version of a paper given to the July meeting of the Australian Literature Society, 1922.</p>
<pb n="136" TEIform="pb" id="d151e10946"/>
<p TEIform="p">Nettie Palmer, review of Percival Serle, <hi TEIform="hi">An Australian Anthology</hi>, in <hi TEIform="hi">The Illustrated Tasmanian Mail</hi>, 19 October 1927, pp. 4–5.</p>
<p TEIform="p">Percival Serle, “Some women artists”, no date (before 1941), a lecture. Serle papers, State Library of Victoria.</p>
<p TEIform="p">Guido Baracchi, “Rebel Girl”. Lecture to the Fellowship of Australian Writers, Sydney, November 1941. National Library of Australia, Baracchi papers.</p>
<p TEIform="p">Muir Holburn, “Sang her life in clothing factories: story of an Australian poetess”, <hi TEIform="hi">Australian Clothing Trades Union Journal</hi>, March 1945.</p>
<p TEIform="p">Frank Kellaway, “Lesbia Harford”, <hi TEIform="hi">Melbourne University Magazine</hi>, 1947.</p>
<p TEIform="p">H. M. Green, <hi TEIform="hi">A History of Australian Literature</hi>, vol. 1, Sydney, Angus &amp; Robertson, 1961, pp. 951–954.</p>
<p TEIform="p">Marjorie Pizer, “Lesbia Harford: Forgotten Poet”, <hi TEIform="hi">Mabel</hi> no. 4, June 1976.</p>
<p TEIform="p">Catharine Cuthbert, “Lesbia Harford and Marie Pitt: Forgotten Poets”, <hi TEIform="hi">Hecate</hi>, vol. VIII, no. 1, 1982.</p>
<p TEIform="p"><hi TEIform="hi">5. Thesis</hi></p>
<p TEIform="p">Lesley Parsons, “The Quest for Lesbia Harford”, B.A. thesis, Department of History, Melbourne University, 1976.</p>
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<div1 type="Index" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d151e11003"><pb n="137" TEIform="pb" id="d151e11004"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Index of First Lines</head>
<p TEIform="p">
<table TEIform="table" id="d151e11010">
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">A bunch of lilac and a storm of hail</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">119</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">A lady and I were walking</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">108</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">A lady has a thousand ways</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">70</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Across the sea</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">61</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">All day long</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">65</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">All through the day at my machine</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">80</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">And is love very strong where honour rules?</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">107</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">At ten o'clock the great gong sounds its dread</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">73</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Ay, ay, ay, the lilies of the garden</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">45</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Beauty does not walk through lovely days.</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">96</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Cherry plum blossom in an old tin jug—</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">68</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Child Sun</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">66</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Dearest, dearest,</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">57</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Do you remember still the little song</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">42</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Each day I sit in an ill-lighted room</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">71</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Each morning I pass on my way to work</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">68</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Emmie, Emmie Adams,</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">67</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Every day Miss Mary goes her rounds,</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">106</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Every night I hurry home to see</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">99</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Florence kneels down to say her prayers</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">85</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Flowers have uncountable ways of pretending to be</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">120</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Frolic mountain winds</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">58</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Great crane o'ertopping the delicate trees</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">56</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Green and blue</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">69</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">He had served eighty masters. They'd have said</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">71</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">He has a fairy wife</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">79</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">He has picked grapes in the sun. Oh it seems</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">78</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">He looks in my heart and the image there</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">101</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">He's out of work!</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">126</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">He: That isn't you</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">84</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">How funny it would be if dreamy I</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">118</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">I am making great big skirts</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">90</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">I am no mystic. All the ways of God</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">129</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">I bought a red hat</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">105</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">I came to live in Sophia Street</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">98</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">I cannot be tricked out in lovely clothes</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">127</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">I can't feel the sunshine</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">50</cell>
</row>
<pb n="138" TEIform="pb" id="d151e11351"/>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">I count the days until I see you, dear,</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">48</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">I'd like to spend long hours at home</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">113</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">I'd love to have you on a rainy day</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">69</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">I dare not leave the splendid town</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">65</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">I do hate the folk I love,</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">63</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">I dreamt last night</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">41</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">I dreamt last night of happy home-comings.</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">100</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">I found an orchid in the valley fair</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">83</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">I had a lover who betrayed me.</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">114</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">I hate work so</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">124</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">I hated them when I was four years old,</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">116</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">I have a sister whom God gave to me;</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">52</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">I have golden shoes</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">82</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">I have three loves who are all most dear.</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">60</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">I have to make a soul for one</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">93</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">I have two wings</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">50</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">I in the library</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">115</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">I know a room that's dark in daytime hours;</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">124</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">I know more about flowers,</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">118</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">I lie in the dark</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">103</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">I like the riders</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">87</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">I love to see</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">86</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">I'm like all lovers, wanting love to be</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">88</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">I'm not his wife. I am his paramour:</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">126</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">I made a heaven for you filled with stars,</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">50</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">I must be dreaming through the days</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">104</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">I read a statement in a newspaper</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">128</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">I saw a flight of sparrows through the air.</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">77</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">I sit at my machine</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">72</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">I think each year should bring</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">95</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">I thought I heard something move in the house</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">99</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">I used to be afraid to meet</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">89</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">“I used to have dozens of handkerchiefs</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">112</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">I've had no man</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">69</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">“I want a parlourmaid.”</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">110</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">I was sad</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">76</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">I went down to post a letter</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">104</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">I wish you'd seen that dirty little boy,</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">113</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">If I had six white horses</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">41</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">If you have loved a brave story</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">65</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">In this little school</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">107</cell>
</row>
<pb n="139" TEIform="pb" id="d151e11729"/>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Into old rhyme</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">81</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Just now, as warm day faded from our sight,</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">52</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Last night, in a dream, I felt the peculiar anguish</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">119</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Little girls,</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">55</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Maisie's been holding down her head all day,</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">95</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Miss Murphy has blue eyes and blue-black hair,</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">94</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Most people have a way of making friends</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">114</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">My</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">96</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">My darling lies down in her soft white bed,</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">54</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">My friend declares</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">75</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">My heart is a pomegranate full of sweet fancies,</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">49</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">My lovely pixie, my good companion</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">81</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">My mission in the world</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">54</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">My window pane is broken</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">101</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Now all the lovely days are past,</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">109</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Now I've been three days</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">83</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">O great golden head lie in my lap,</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">62</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">O little plum tree in the garden, you're</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">78</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">O little year, cram full of duty,</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">59</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">O man, O woman, grievest so?</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">86</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">O sweet and fair! These words are mine to use</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">103</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">O you, dear trees, you have learned so much of beauty,</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">119</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Oh, oh Rosalie,</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">63</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Old memories waken old desires</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">116</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Once I thought my love was worth the name</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">97</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">One comes to love the little saints,</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">122</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">One summer day, along the street,</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">121</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Our palm designed to grow</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">85</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Ours was a friendship in secret, my dear,</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">58</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Pat wasn't Pat last night at all.</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">118</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Pink eucalyptus flowers</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">98</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">“Raging winter wind</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">60</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">She has all Ireland in her blood,</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">86</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">She is not of the fireside</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">97</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Somebody brought in lilac,</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">60</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Sometimes I am too tired</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">80</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Sometimes I can see</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">108</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Sometimes I think God has his days</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">117</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Sometimes I lose</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">117</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Sometimes I think the happiest of love's moments</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">102</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Sometimes I watch you, mark your brooding eyes,</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">58</cell>
</row>
<pb n="140" TEIform="pb" id="d151e12107"/>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Sometimes I wish that I were Helen-fair</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">80</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Sometimes the skirts I push through the machine</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">89</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Standing on tiptoe, head back, eyes and arm</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">44</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Tall trees along the road,</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">49</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">The foot of my machine</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">74</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">The hot winds wake to life in the sweet daytime</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">59</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">The lilies in the garden walk</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">87</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">The little ships are dearer than the great ships</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">41</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">The love I look for</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">79</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">The people have drunk the wine of peace</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">103</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">The strike's done.</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">107</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">The sun's my fire.</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">120</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">There's a band in the street, there's a band in the street.</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">100</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">There's a big park just close to where we live—</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">74</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">There's a little boy who lives next door</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">62</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">They are so glad of a young companion</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">77</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">They have a few little hours</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">112</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">They say—priests say—</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">53</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">They say she was a creature of the moor,</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">121</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">They used to say</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">125</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">This evening I'm alone</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">76</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">This morning I got up before the sun</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">46</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">This year I have seen autumn with new eyes,</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">42</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Those must be masts of ships the gazer sees</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">82</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Though I had lost my love,</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">49</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Through the Museum</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">94</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Through the swift night</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">56</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">To look across at Moira gives me pleasure</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">100</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">To Plato's dictum</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">64</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Today</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">51</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Today I saw</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">67</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Today, in class,</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">105</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Today is rebels' day. And yet we work</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">99</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Today they made a bonfire</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">57</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Today when you went up the hill</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">67</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Up in my room on my unmade bed</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">75</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">We climbed that hill</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">90</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">We've a room</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">110</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">We watched the dawn breaking across the sea</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">53</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">What were the good of stars if none looked on them</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">129</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">When day is over</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">42</cell>
</row>
<pb n="141" TEIform="pb" id="d151e12485"/>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">When Gertie came in</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">66</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">When I am articled</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">127</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">When I am making poetry I'm good</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">61</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">When I am so worn out I cannot sleep</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">129</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">When I get up to light the fire</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">105</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">When I go into town at half past seven</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">73</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">When I go up to work the young blue sea</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">111</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">When I was a child,</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">48</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">When I was still a child</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">123</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">When my lover put the sea between us</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">127</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Whenever I think of you, you are alone,</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">106</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">Why does she put me to many indignities,</cell>
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