Ada Cambridge

[Ada Cross] (21 November 1844 – 19 July 1926 / St Gemans, Norfolk)

Ada Cambridge Poems

41. Seed-Time And Harvest 3/2/2010
42. Responsibility 3/3/2010
43. Recollection 3/2/2010
44. Reaction 3/3/2010
45. Profit And Loss 3/3/2010
46. Practising The Anthem 3/2/2010
47. Possibilities 3/3/2010
48. Peace 3/2/2010
49. Outcast 3/2/2010
50. Ordained 3/3/2010
51. On Australian Hills 1/1/2004
52. Nightfall In The Fens 3/3/2010
53. Mirage 3/2/2010
54. Midnight 3/3/2010
55. Mates 3/2/2010
56. Lord Nevil's Advice 3/2/2010
57. Looking In The Fire 3/2/2010
58. London 3/3/2010
59. Listening 3/3/2010
60. Learn 3/2/2010
61. Influence 3/2/2010
62. Individuality 3/2/2010
63. In Memoriam 3/2/2010
64. I Dare Not 3/3/2010
65. Honour 1/4/2003
66. Home-Sick 3/2/2010
67. Holy Communion 3/2/2010
68. Grey 3/2/2010
69. Granny 3/2/2010
70. Good-Bye 1/4/2003
71. Good Night 3/3/2010
72. Fashion 3/2/2010
73. Fallen 3/3/2010
74. Faith 1/4/2003
75. Evensong 3/2/2010
76. Empty 3/2/2010
77. Drunk And Disorderly 3/3/2010
78. Drunk 3/2/2010
79. Despair 1/4/2003
80. Desire 3/2/2010
Best Poem of Ada Cambridge

Fallen

For want of bread to eat and clothes to wear —
Because work failed and streets were deep in snow,
And this meant food and fire — she fell so low,
Sinning for dear life's sake, in sheer despair.
Or, because life was else so bald and bare,
The natural woman in her craved to know
The warmth of passion — as pale buds to blow
And feel the noonday sun and fertile air.

And who condemns? She who, for vulgar gain
And in cold blood, and not for love or need,
Has sold her body to more vile disgrace —
The prosperous matron, with her comely face —
Wife by the law, ...

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On Australian Hills

Earth, outward tuning on her path in space
This pensive southern face,
Swathing its smile and shine
In that soft veil that day and darkness twine,
The silver-threaded twilight thin and fine,
With April dews impearled,
Looms like another and diviner world.


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