Patrick Edward Quinn

(1862-1926 / Australia)

Patrick Edward Quinn Poems

1. A Girl's Grave 1/4/2003
2. A Girls' Grave 1/1/2004

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A Girls' Grave

What story is here of broken love,
What idyllic sad romance,
What arrow fretted the silken dove
That met with such grim mischance?

I picture you, sleeper of long ago,
When you trifled and danced and smiled,
All golden laughter and beauty's glow
In a girl life sweet and wild.

Hair with the red gold's luring tinge,
Fine as the finest silk,
Violet eyes with a golden fringe
And cheeks of roses and milk.

Something of this you must have been,
Something gentle and sweet,
To have broken your heart at seventeen
And ...

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