Lesbia Harford

(1891 - 1927 / Australia)

All Knowledge . . . - Poem by Lesbia Harford

I know more about flowers,
And Pat knows about ships.
'Schooner' and 'barquentine'
Are words of note on his lips.
Even 'schooner, barque-rigged'
Has meaning for him. And yet
I don't believe he knows
Hearts' ease from mignonette.
And whenever the daffodils,
Like visiting golden dames,
Honour our humble flat,
He has to ask their names.


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 15, 2010



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