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Ursula Bethell


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Surprise

Now a wonderful thing has happened –
It is indeed a pleasing phenomenon –
Come, coadjutor, abandon the newspaper,
Come, Michael, come – for shall you not witness,
Though in our emotion you may not participate,
Come, come, this charming occasion to celebrate –
Omi-Kin-Kan is wearing white blossoms – eleven!


 

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

 


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Last updated 9 April, 2005