Treasure Island

Patrick Edward Quinn

(1862-1926 / Australia)

Poems of Patrick Edward Quinn

1. A Girl's Grave 1/4/2003
2. A Girls' Grave 1/1/2004

A Girl's Grave

"Aged 17, OF A BROKEN HEART, January 1st, 1841."

What story is here of broken love,
   What idyllic sad romance,
What arrow fretted the silken dove
   That met with such grim mischance?

I picture you, sleeper of long ago,
   When you trifled and danced and smiled,

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