Treasure Island

Ada Cambridge

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

Poems of Ada Cambridge

21. At Sea 1/1/2004
22. Aunt Dorothy's Lecture 3/2/2010
23. Autumn 3/2/2010
24. Awake 3/2/2010
25. By a Norfolk Broad 3/2/2010
26. By the Camp Fire 3/2/2010
27. Contentment 3/2/2010
28. Craven-Heart 3/2/2010
29. Cui Bono 3/3/2010
30. Dead 3/2/2010
31. Desire 3/2/2010
32. Despair 1/4/2003
33. Drunk 3/2/2010
34. Drunk And Disorderly 3/3/2010
35. Empty 3/2/2010
36. Evensong 3/2/2010
37. Faith 1/4/2003
38. Fallen 3/3/2010
39. Fashion 3/2/2010
40. Good Night 3/3/2010

The Virgin Martyr

Every wild she-bird has nest and mate in the warm April weather,
But a captive woman, made for love -- no mate, no nest has she.
In the spring of young desire, young men and maids are wed together,
And the happy mothers flaunt their bliss for all the world to see:
Nature's sacramental feast for these -- an empty board for me.

I, a young maid once, an old maid now, deposed, despised, forgotten --
I, like them have thrilled with passion and have dreamed of nuptial rest,
Of the trem

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