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Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Lost Girl by Elizabeth McFarland Hoffman

Call to her, she will not answer;
Run to her in dreams, there is no embrace.
She has disappeared down an echoing well of laughter,
She has left the place.

All that you know of her was lights and bauble.
As the evergreen glows in a trance awaiting the Birth
Now she holds richest joy and guards hereafter
Her peace on earth.

Look for her, she has changed past knowing.
Ask in the old haunts, there will be no trace,
She has grown into herself, she has lost her girlness
And found her face.

From: http://muse.jhu.edu/login?auth=0&type=summary&url=/journals/sewanee_review/v115/115.3mcfarland.html

Date: 2007 (published)

By: Elizabeth McFarland Hoffman (1922-2005)

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