Treasure Island

Alice Meynell

(22 September 1847 - 27 November 1922 / London)

Poems of Alice Meynell

21. Your Own Fair Youth 1/3/2003

The Shepherdess

She walks-the lady of my delight-
A shepherdess of sheep.
Her flocks are thoughts. She keeps them white;
She keeps them from the steep;
She feeds them on the fragrant height,
And folds them in for sleep.

She roams maternal hills and bright,
Dark valleys safe and deep.

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