Original Text: 
Francis Ernley Walrond, The Gods of Africa and other Poems (London: Elkin Mathews, 1912): 73. British Library
1I walk in a garden of roses,
2    'Twixt lawn and shaven lawn,
3And I think of the wild free spaces,
4    And the rose of a breathless dawn.
5Gentle and sweet beside me
6    Goes the wife that bears my name,
7But I dream of a wild-eyed woman
8    And the sea that hides her shame.
Publication Start Year: 
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 2000.