Treasure Island

Alexander Bathgate

(4 August 1845 – 9 September 1930 / Peebles, Scotland)

Poems of Alexander Bathgate

1. The Clematis 1/4/2003

The Clematis

Fair crown of stars of purest ray,
   Hung aloft on Mapau tree,
What floral beauties ye display,
   Stars of snowy purity;
Around the dark-leaved mapau's head
Unsullied garlands ye have spread.

Concealed were all thy beauties rare
   'Neath the dark umbrageous shade,

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