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Zora Bernice May Cross

(18 May 1890 – 22 January 1964 / Brisbane)

Girl-Gladness


It’s holiday time on the hollyhock hills,
And I wish you would come with me laddie-love, now,
The butterfly-bells, from the Folly-fool rills,
Will ring if you listen, and drop on your brow.
So, dear come along,
I’ve a kiss and a song,
And I know where the fairies are forging a gong
To ring up the elves to a festival fair
Of snippets of sunshine and apples of air.
O laddie, my laddie, quick, run out of school,
And away with a shout and a shake of the head;
I’ll pick you a pearl from the pigeon-pink pool
Where cuddles and kisses are going to bed,
Away, come away To the lands of the fay,
For the afternoon tinkles your lassie-love’s lay.
Play truant with Time, and while Age is asleep
I’ll give you the heart of my girlhood to keep.

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

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  • Rookie - 0 Points Sukumar Choudhuri (11/5/2004 11:51:00 PM)

    ZORA,

    I’ve a kiss and a song,
    And I know where the fairies are forging a gong

    BEAUTIFUL POEM. THANK'S A LOT.
    ALL MY BEST WISHES.
    SUKUMAR (Report) Reply

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