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Walter Murdoch (1874–1970).  The Oxford Book of Australasian Verse.  1918.
 
126. God’s Acre
 
By Blanche Edith Baughan
 
 
’NEATH the spiring of spruces
  Above the blue sea,
Lo, a field of white crosses,
  A garden of grief!
—And a riot of roses,        5
  Of red and white roses,
Rich Death! all in blossom,
  Fair Loss! all in leaf.
Aye, their warm cherub-cheeks
  To cold marble they press;        10
With sweet summer-kisses
  Dead names they caress;
Yon tomb, see, all garlands,
  All roses this cross!
—So breathe, my lamenting!        15
  So bloom, O my loss!
 

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