Treasure Island

Jessie Mackay

(1864 - 1938 / Rakaia Gorge)

Poems of Jessie Mackay

1. A Folk Song 1/4/2003
2. Dunedin in the Gloaming 1/4/2003
3. October in New Zealand 1/1/2004
4. Ortygia 1/1/2004
5. Rona in the Moon 5/15/2012
6. Song of the Driftweed 1/1/2004
7. The Burial of Sir John Mackenzie 1/4/2003
8. The Grey Company 1/4/2003

October in New Zealand


O JUNE has her diamonds, her diamonds of sheen,
Meet for a queen’s neck, if Death had e’er a queen!
June has her blue days, jewels of delight,
Set in the ivory of Alp-land white,—
But October, October’s the lady o’ the year!

O January’s garland is redder than the rose,
And the wine-red ruby of January glows

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