Friday, 17 August 2018

Love, the Wizard - Lilian Wooster Greaves

Love stole in to a fair child dreaming
  ’Mid birds and butterflies—
  He kissed her innocent eyes.
He held his cruse o’er her bright head gleaming;
The wine and oil to her feet went streaming;
  And the child was a woman wise.

Love crept in to a woman gazing,
  Who saw, with eyes of pain,
  A garden wet with rain.
Her faded face with his right hand raising,
He wrapped her in rainbow vesture blazing;
  And the woman was young again.

Lilian Wooster Greaves (1869 - 1956) Australia
Source: The Oxford Book of Australasian Verse, compiled by Walter Murdoch, Oxford University Press, 1918

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