Saturday, April 4, 2015

Lilies and Violets / Mary Gilmore

Lilies and Violets

I wait in a garden sweet,
     Lilies are there and violets
And in the midst (O, heart, a-beat!)
     She whom I love   . . . who me forgets
          Walking amid her violets.

Mary Gilmore (1865-1962)
from Marri'd, and other verses, 1910

[Poem is in the public domain in Canada and the United States]

Mary Gilmore biography

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