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Louise Mack

(1874 - 1935 / Australia)

Before Exile


HERE is my last good-bye,
This side the sea.
Good-bye! good-bye! good-bye!
Love me, remember me.

This is my last good-bye,
This side the sea.
I bless, I pledge, I cling,
Love me, remember me.

This is my last good-bye
To each dear tree,
To every silent plain,
Love me, remember me.

This is my last good-bye,
This side the sea.
O friends! O enemies!
Love me, remember me.

You will remain, but I
Must cross the sea.
My heart is faint with love,
O Land! remember me.

You will not even ask
What claim has she.
She loved us, she has gone…
’Tis all, remember me.

This is what you will say,
My Land across the sea,
She was of us, has gone…
And you’ll remember me.

Here is my last good-bye
This side the sea.
Farewell! and when you can,
Love me, remember me.

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

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