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Walter Murdoch (1874–1970).  The Oxford Book of Australasian Verse.  1918.
 
12. The Angel of Life
 
By Richard Rowe
 
 
LIFE’S Angel watched a happy child at play,
Wreathing the riches of the blushing May:
His eye was cloudless as the heavens above,
But there was pity in her look of love.
 
The flowers he gathered bloomed their brief bright hour,        5
Then rained their petals in a silent shower:
The boy looked up at her with strange surprise,
And sadder grew the pity in her eyes.
 

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