Treasure Island

Violet Fane

(1843-1905 / England)

Poems of Violet Fane

1. In Green Old Gardens 10/6/2010
2. Let me arise 10/6/2010

In Green Old Gardens

In green old gardens, hidden away
From sight of revel and sound of strife,
Where the bird may sing out his soul ere he die,
Nor fears for the night, so he lives his day;
Where the high red walls, which are growing gray
With their lichen and moss embroideries,
Seem sadly and sternly to shut out life,
Because it is often as red as they;

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