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Ursula Bethell

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Of what complacence every morning now
Our unpretentious garden is the scene!

But yesterday to transports we were moved
By our young Omi-Kin-Kan’s coronal.

Today our infant Turk his leafy sprouts restrains,
And duly offers us one small plump fig.


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


Last updated 9 April, 2005