Mary Hannay Foott

In The Land Of Dreams

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.

Poem Submitted: Monday, March 1, 2010

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  • Khairul AhsanKhairul Ahsan (9/11/2020 11:46:00 PM)

    I have rated this beautiful poem 10/10.

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  • Khairul AhsanKhairul Ahsan (9/11/2020 11:43:00 PM)

    So nice and so soothing a poem! Loved the rhymes and the rhythms.
    Glad to see the poem selected as the 'Classic Poem of the Day'. Posthumous congratulations to the poet!

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (9/11/2020 11:24:00 PM)

    In the land of dreams....a beautiful poem is well executed. It is one of the brilliant poem of Mary Hannah Footy.

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  • Sylvia Frances ChanSylvia Frances Chan (9/11/2020 9:31:00 PM)

    An excellent Classic poem, a plaesure to read and a sensation to declamate this Land Of Dreams. CONGRATULATIONS to the family of the late great poetess.
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  • Alison MujatiAlison Mujati (9/11/2020 8:52:00 PM)

    I read exquisite poems daily..this is one

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (9/11/2020 10:40:00 AM)

    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.....dream there lovingly entangles everything where love adorns the life like the rising sun of the enlightened universe

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  • To You (9/11/2019 11:55:00 PM)

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  • Alouwou Mandjah (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 MohapatraRuta Mohapatra (9/11/2019 11:40:00 AM)

    Ephemeral! Thanks for sharing!

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

    Nicely done. I enjoyed your poem immensely. Congratulations! .

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

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

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

    Her sad recital! ! !

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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  • Dominic Windram (9/11/2019 9:55:00 AM)

    Wonderful, imaginative poem...abounding with magical words and imagery!

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

    A very touching verse! I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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  • Uche NwanzeUche 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 PathakAniruddha 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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