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Ursula Bethell

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My garage is a structure of excessive plainness,
It springs from a dry bank in the back garden,
It is made of corrugated iron,
And painted all over with brick-red.

But beside it I have planted a green Bay-tree,
– A sweet Bay, an Olive, a Turkey Fig,
– A Fig, an Olive, and a Bay.


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

Last updated 4 April, 2005