Treasure Island

Elsie Cole

(1884 - 1968 / Melbourne / Australia)

Poems of Elsie Cole

1. Song of the Foot Track 1/1/2004
2. The Herb Of Grace 4/21/2010

Song of the Foot Track

COME away, come away from the straightness of the road;
I will lead you into delicate recesses
Where peals of ripples ring through the maidenhair’s abode
In the heart of little water wildernesses.

I will show you pleasant places; tawny hills the sun has kissed,
Where the giant trees the wind is always swinging
Rise from clouds of pearly saplings tipped with rose and amethyst,—
Fairy boughs where fairy butterflies are clinging.

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