Mary Hannay Foott

(1846 - 1918 / Australia)

In The Land Of Dreams - Poem by Mary Hannay Foott

A bridle-path in the tangled mallee,
With blossoms unnamed and unknown bespread,
And two who ride through its leafy alley,
But never the sound of a horse's tread.

And one by one whilst the foremost rider
Puts back the boughs which have grown apace,
And side by side where the track is wider,
Together they come to the olden place.

To the leaf-dyed pool whence the mallards flattered,
Or ever the horses had paused to drink;
Where the word was said and the vow was uttered
That brighten for ever its weedy brink.

And Memory closes her sad recital,
In Fate's cold eyes there are kindly gleams,
While for one brief moment of blest requital,
The parted have met, in the Land of Dreams.


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  • (9/11/2019 1:14:00 PM)

    While for one brief moment of best requital,
    The parted have met, in the Land of Dreams.
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  • Ruta Mohapatra (9/11/2019 11:40:00 AM)

    Ephemeral! Thanks for sharing! (Report)Reply

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  • Tamara Beryl Latham (9/11/2019 10:27:00 AM)

    Nicely done. I enjoyed your poem immensely. Congratulations! . (Report)Reply

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  • Kingsley Egbukole (9/11/2019 9:59:00 AM)

    " The parted have met, in the Land of Dreams" A beautiful ending. Nice poem. Kingsley Egbukole (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (9/11/2019 9:58:00 AM)

    Her sad recital! ! !

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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  • (9/11/2019 9:55:00 AM)

    Wonderful, imaginative poem...abounding with magical words and imagery! (Report)Reply

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  • John Agandin (9/11/2019 9:46:00 AM)

    A very touching verse! I thoroughly enjoyed it. (Report)Reply

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  • (9/11/2019 4:01:00 AM)

    Yes, the language suggests a land of dreams. Some of the diction is not commonplace: mallee, apace, mallard..
    I`m not sure if the parted here means the dead, but it could be.
    I admire the rhyme that goes I,2, I,2 and so on with this pattern.
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  • Uche Nwanze (9/11/2019 2:08:00 AM)

    'And memory closes her recital,
    Fate's cold eyes there are kindly gleams'
    Fascinating and insightful piece.
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  • Aniruddha Pathak (9/11/2019 1:02:00 AM)

    Where all the parted have met... in the land of dreams.
    Ah what a lovely poem.
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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 1, 2010



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