Jessie Mackay

(1864 - 1938 / Rakaia Gorge)

Jessie Mackay Poems

1. Rona In The Moon 5/15/2012
2. The Grey Company 1/4/2003
3. The Burial Of Sir John Mackenzie 1/4/2003
4. Ortygia 1/1/2004
5. October In New Zealand 1/1/2004
6. Dunedin In The Gloaming 1/4/2003
7. Song Of The Driftweed 1/1/2004
8. A Folk Song 1/4/2003
Best Poem of Jessie Mackay

A Folk Song

I came to your town, my love,
   And you were away, away!
I said "She is with the Queen's maidens:
   They tarry long at their play.
They are stringing her words like pearls
To throw to the dukes and earls."
   But O, the pity!
I had but a morn of windy red
To come to the town where you were bred,
   And you were away, away!

I came to your town, my love,
   And you were away, away!
I said, "She is with the mountain elves
   And misty and fair as ...

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