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Jerry Hughes Male, 83, Australia (5/16/2013 8:46:00 PM)

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Hello Christine, those words are from a LP recording by Dylan Thomas titled 'a few words of a kind'.Cheers, Jerry

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  • Christine Mc|cherry (5/19/2013 5:13:00 PM) Post reply

    Hi Jerry, Thanks for the info. I read the words in a notebook given to me by a friend. It has lovely little quotations from writers and poets. I will look out for that LP. I notice you live in Australia. I emigrated there in the late 60's and returned in 1975 after my first husband suffered a serious accident. My daughter found this poem amongst some old letters. It was in my handwriting though I don't remember writing it.
    WARM AND SUNNY LAND[ WHAT BRIGHTNESS DO YOU HOLD FOR ME AND MINE.
    SHALL WE AT LAST UPON THOSE HAPPY SHORES RECLINE
    , AND NEATH THE EUCALYPTUS TREE, WILL CHILDREN EVER GAILY PLAY
    THROUGHOUT EACH SHIMMERING GOLDEN DAY.
    WE COME WITH HOPE, AND YET OUR WILDEST DREAMS SEEM NOT SO WILD
    REMEMBERING YETTHE LAND WHERE AS A CHILD,
    I DREAMED OF PARADISE, AND NOW HAVE FOUND
    BENEATH THE SOUTHERN CROSS, AND SHALL TO YOU BE BOUND
    WITH BONDS THAT NONE CAN SEVER
    WITH LOVE AND JOY FOR EVER
    It is my style and it was a long time ago.
    Loved Australia and was sad to have to come home. My two sons have visited since then.
    Regards
    Christine

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