Ada Cambridge

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

Ada Cambridge Poems

1. Fallen 3/3/2010
2. At Sea 1/1/2004
3. Good-bye 1/4/2003
4. Peace 3/2/2010
5. Faith 1/4/2003
6. A Wife's Protest 3/3/2010
7. What of the Night? 1/4/2003
8. The Dawn of God's Sabbath 1/1/2004
9. Despair 1/4/2003
10. On Australian Hills 1/1/2004
11. The Virgin Martyr 1/4/2003
12. An Old Maid's Lament 3/3/2010
13. A Lesson 3/3/2010
14. Honour 1/4/2003
15. By a Norfolk Broad 3/2/2010
16. After our Likeness. 3/2/2010
17. An Answer 3/3/2010
18. All-Saints' Day (1867) 3/2/2010
19. A Dream of Venice 3/2/2010
20. A Promise 3/3/2010

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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