Marjory Nicholls, Collected Poems, comp. Niel Wright (Wellington: Original Books, 2009).
1I saw a fairy, perched on a stone.
2I stared too hard, and she was gone.
3I heard a bird whose note was gay.
4Pent in a cage, it pined away.
5I saw a rainbow, magic shaded.
6I sought its gold--the colours faded.
7I scanned the sea rim, far and wide,
8Nor saw Love drooping near my side.
Publication Start Year:
Gathered Leaves (1922).
RPO poem Editors:
Cameron La Follette