The Witch Maid, and Other Verses

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The Witch Maid, and Other Verses
by Dorothea Mackellar


THE WITCH-MAID

&

OTHER VERSES



DOROTHEA MACKELLAR



1914
LONDON AND TORONTO
J. M. DENT & SONS LTD.
NEW YORK: E. P. DUTTON & CO.



ACKNOWLEDGMENT


About a third of these poems have appeared before in a volume published in Australia; several in The Spectator and The Sydney Bulletin, and a few elsewhere. I have to thank the editors for permission to reprint.



CONTENTS

PAGE
The Witch-Maid 9
The Colours of Light 14
From a Town Window 17
The Santa Maria 19
"Summer is icumen in" 21
Night on the Plains 24
Settlers 25
My Country 29
Swallows 32
Fire 34
High Places 35
The Closed Door 37
Reminder 40
Culgai Paddock 41
Canticle 43
March Winds 46
Colour 47
Non Penso a Lei 50
The Road to Ronda 52
The Moon and the Morning 54
Flower and Thorn 56
The Grey Lake 58
Burning Off 61
An Old Song 63
Bazar 64
Spring on the Plains 66
Pilgrim Song 68
The Coorong Sandhills 69
Two Japanese Songs:
   I. The Heart of a Bird 71
  II. A Smoke Song 72
An Afterglow on the Nile 73
The Explorer 75
September 77
Riding Rhyme 80
Four Translations from the German 82
Chateau D'espagne 86
Bathing Rhyme 88
Montoro's Song 93
Sea-Fog 95
Sorrow 96
Seagull 97