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Ursula Bethell


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Citrus

O little Omi-Kin-Kan, your green shoots are so sturdy,
You will soon catch up to that slim lemon tree;
Perhaps in seven or eight years you will bear oranges,
And lord-knows-who will boil them into marmalade
While we buy ours ready-made at the Army and Navy Stores!


 

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

 


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Last updated 9 April, 2005