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Walter Murdoch (1874–1970).  The Oxford Book of Australasian Verse.  1918.
 
189. Love, the Wizard
 
By Lilian Wooster Greaves
 
 
LOVE stole in to a fair child dreaming
  ’Mid birds and butterflies—
  He kissed her innocent eyes.
He held his cruse o’er her bright head gleaming;
The wine and oil to her feet went streaming;        5
  And the child was a woman wise.
 
Love crept in to a woman gazing,
  Who saw, with eyes of pain,
  A garden wet with rain.
Her faded face with his right hand raising,        10
He wrapped her in rainbow vesture blazing;
  And the woman was young again.
 

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