Lesbia Harford

(1891 - 1927 / Australia)

Lesbia Harford Poems

161. Body And Soul 4/15/2010
162. The Two Swans 4/15/2010
163. A Blouse Machinist 4/15/2010
164. A Bronte Legend 4/15/2010
165. The Wife 4/15/2010
166. Cherry Plum Blossom In An Old Tin Jug 4/15/2010
167. A Parlourmaid 4/15/2010
168. A Strike Rhyme 4/15/2010
169. Beauty And Terror 4/15/2010
170. A Deity 4/15/2010
171. After Rain 4/15/2010
172. A Prayer To Saint Rosa 4/15/2010
173. Three Teachers 4/15/2010
174. A Bunch Of Lilac And A Storm Of Hail 4/15/2010
175. Child Sun 4/15/2010
176. A Meaning Learnt 4/15/2010
177. A Lady And I Were Walking 4/15/2010

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Best Poem of Lesbia Harford

Three Teachers

Sometimes I can see
When I teach
Half my children talk
Each to each.
Then I almost wish
I could be
Very fierce and they
Scared of me.
They will all be still
For one man
Who could never teach
As I can.
He is kind and strong,
Narrow-souled.
He has never sought
Dangerous gold.
If he might do both
That were good.
In my life I knew
One who could.
She was dark and sweet,
Irish born,
Very full of dreams,
Full of scorn.
Hell and heav'n was she,
Like the sun.
My dear children need
Such a one.

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Child Sun

Child Sun
Why will you play Peep Bo
Now in, now out
The workroom window so?
True 'tis
That there are children here;
But they've no time
To play Peep Bo, my dear.

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