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

A Folk Song

I came to your town, my love,
   And you were away, away!
I said "She is with the Queen's maidens:
   They tarry long at their play.
They are stringing her words like pearls
To throw to the dukes and earls."
   But O, the pity!
I had but a morn of windy red
To come to the town where you were bred,

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