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

The Herb Of Grace

Find some freckled fern seed to sprinkle in your shoes
And you may step invisible down the peopled street,
Or curve about the apple boughs like swallows if you choose,
Lifted by the elfin wings that tingle in your feet.
Oh, you may cull a-many sweets with fern seed iin your shoe!
But leave alone the rue--
Little boy, little girl,
Leave alone the rue!

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