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Ursula Bethell


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Aesthetic

Yellow daisy, yellow daisy, where have I known you?
Something comes back to me from a far-distant past –
Now I remember you were painted on a mantel-piece,
A Victorian mantel-piece, on a green background,
By one called Ethel, out of Thackeray.


 

From a Garden in the Antipodes (Sidgwick & Jackson, 1929)

 


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Last updated 9 April, 2005