Millie MacGill

Original Text: 
Collected Sonnets Old and New (London: C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1880) : 373. PR 5699 T7 Robarts Library
1I watch'd thy merry gambols on the sand,
2And ask'd thy name beside the morning sea;
3Sweet came thine answer, with thy little hand
4Upon the spade, and thy blue eyes on me,
5Millie Macgill. I know not where thou art,
6Since that brief greeting by Ardrossan shore,
7But stiill thy guileless voice delights my heart,
8Though I should never see nor hear thee more.
9Where art thou, little darling of the past?
10Since that bright morn the silent years have flown,
11And now thy beauty must be fully grown:
12Dost thou still live? Art thou unwedded still?
13Or are those silver sounds disjoined at last,
14Thy seaside names of Millie and Macgill?
Publication Start Year: 
1880
Publication Notes: 
Collected Sonnets Old and New (London: C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1880) : 373. PR 5699 T7 Robarts Library
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
2004
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