Lesbia Harford

(1891 - 1927 / Australia)

Lesbia Harford Poems

1. A Bad Snap 4/15/2010
2. A Blouse Machinist 4/15/2010
3. A Bronte Legend 4/15/2010
4. A Bunch Of Lilac And A Storm Of Hail 4/15/2010
5. A Deity 4/15/2010
6. A Lady And I Were Walking 4/15/2010
7. A Meaning Learnt 4/15/2010
8. A Parlourmaid 4/15/2010
9. A Prayer To Saint Rosa 4/15/2010
10. A Sophistical Argument 4/15/2010
11. A Strike Rhyme 4/15/2010
12. Adventurers 4/15/2010
13. After Rain 4/15/2010
14. All Knowledge . . . 4/15/2010
15. All Through The Day At My Machine 4/15/2010
16. An Improver 4/15/2010
17. And Is Love Very Strong Where Honour Rules? 4/15/2010
18. Appearances 4/15/2010
19. Ay, Ay, Ay, The Lilies Of The Garden 4/15/2010
20. Beauty And Terror 4/15/2010
21. Birthday 4/15/2010
22. Body And Soul 4/15/2010
23. Buddha In The Workroom 4/15/2010
24. Cherry Plum Blossom In An Old Tin Jug 4/15/2010
25. Child Sun 4/15/2010
26. Closing Time: Public Library 4/15/2010
27. Day's End 4/15/2010
28. Dearest, Dearest 4/15/2010
29. Deliverance Through Art 4/15/2010
30. Do You Remember Still The Little Song 4/15/2010
31. Each Morning I Pass On My Way To Work 4/15/2010
32. Emmie, Emmie Adams 4/15/2010
33. Every Night I Hurry Home To See 4/15/2010
34. Fatherless 4/15/2010
35. Florence Kneels Down To Say Her Prayers 4/15/2010
36. Flowers And Light 4/15/2010
37. Girl's Love 4/15/2010
38. God Speaks 4/15/2010
39. Green And Blue 4/15/2010
40. Grotesque 4/15/2010
Best Poem of Lesbia Harford

A Meaning Learnt

I'm not his wife. I am his paramour:
His wayside love, picked up in journeying:
Rose of the hedgerows; fragrant, till he fling
Me down beside the ditch, a drooped thing
Some country boy may stick into his hat.
A paramour has no more use than that.

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Summer Lightning

Just now, as warm day faded from our sight
Hosts of archangels, fleet
On lighting-winged feet
Passed by, all glimmering in the busy night



Sweet angels, bringing no blinding truth to birth
Give us no messages
From heavenly palaces;
Leave us our dark trees and our starlight earth.

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