Ada Cambridge

[Ada Cross] (21 November 1844 – 19 July 1926 / St Gemans, Norfolk)

Poems of Ada Cambridge

1. A Dream of Venice 3/2/2010
2. A Lesson 3/3/2010
3. A Prayer 3/2/2010
4. A Promise 3/3/2010
5. A Sermon 3/2/2010
6. A Sigh in the Night 3/2/2010
7. A Story at Dusk 3/2/2010
8. A Street Riot 3/3/2010
9. A Wife's Protest 3/3/2010
10. Advent Hymn 3/2/2010
11. Afar Off 3/3/2010
12. After our Likeness. 3/2/2010
13. All-Saints' Day (1867) 3/2/2010
14. All-Saints' Day (1868) 3/2/2010
15. An Anniversary 3/2/2010
16. An Answer 3/3/2010
17. An Old Doll 3/2/2010
18. An Old Maid's Lament 3/3/2010
19. At Liberty 3/3/2010
20. At Long Last 3/2/2010

The Virgin Martyr

Every wild she-bird has nest and mate in the warm April weather,
But a captive woman, made for love -- no mate, no nest has she.
In the spring of young desire, young men and maids are wed together,
And the happy mothers flaunt their bliss for all the world to see:
Nature's sacramental feast for these -- an empty board for me.

I, a young maid once, an old maid now, deposed, despised, forgotten --
I, like them have thrilled with passion and have dreamed of nuptial rest,
Of the trem

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