Edna Jacques

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  • Lillie Randa (4/15/2020 11:13:00 AM)

    I remember her well, as when a child I used to read her poems in the Moose Jaw paper, and then years later I had a chance to chat with her in her little house south of Toronto. Had gone there with a friend. I still like her style of poems better than the modern ones.

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  • Maryanne Beers (8/7/2018 11:10:00 AM)

    Beautiful poems that evoke delight and longing and passion. What is the poem....Go out go out I beg of you,
    And taste the beauty of the wild, Behold the miracle of the earth With all the wonder of a child..

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    Extremely NON user friendly site. Cannot access anything.

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Best Poem of Edna Jacques


It doesn't matter much, I know,
In all this world of grief and woe,
That one small girl of half-past four
Is never watching any more,
Or runs with happy, eager feet
To meet me coming down the street.

It doesn't matter much at all
That I shall never hear her call,
Or wave a bunch of wilted flowers
She picked to deck this room of ours,
Or hear her tell with sobbing breath
About a tiny robin's death.

I've gathered all her playthings up,
Her favorite porridge-bowl and cup,
Her scarlet beads and old cracked doll,
Her roller-skates and ...

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