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Ada Cambridge

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

Poems of Ada Cambridge

61. Ordained 3/3/2010
62. Outcast 3/2/2010
63. Peace 3/2/2010
64. Possibilities 3/3/2010
65. Practising the Anthem 3/2/2010
66. Profit And Loss 3/3/2010
67. Reaction 3/3/2010
68. Recollection 3/2/2010
69. Responsibility 3/3/2010
70. Seed-Time and Harvest 3/2/2010
71. Seeking 3/3/2010
72. Shadow And Substance 3/3/2010
73. Sic Vos Non Vobis 3/2/2010
74. The Baptistry 3/2/2010
75. The Candle of the Lord 3/2/2010
76. The Coo of the Cushat 3/2/2010
77. The Crown of Thorns 3/2/2010
78. The Dawn 3/2/2010
79. The Dawn of God's Sabbath 1/1/2004
80. The Easter Decorations 3/2/2010

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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