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Walter Murdoch (1874–1970).  The Oxford Book of Australasian Verse.  1918.
 
183. Edelweiss
 
By Frank Wilmot
 
 
THERE grows a white, white flower
  By the wild Alps of romance;
And who would reach its dainty leaves
  Takes life and death in chance.
 
There is a dark, dark cavern        5
  Where a woman goes alone,
Takes hope and peril in her hand
  And fights Death on his throne.
 
To our heart’s breathless calling
  She comes from the cavern wild,        10
Holding in her exhausted arms
  A small, white, blossoming child.
 

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