The Godwits Fly
1. ‘She stands an instant in the sun’. With slight alterations in the present text this poem was published as ‘The Farmer's Wife’ in Robin Hyde's first book of poems, The Desolate Star, Whitcombe & Tombs, in 1929.
2. There be none of Beauty's daughters
With a magic like to thee;
And like music on the waters
Is thy sweet voice to me:
From Stanzas for Music. Lord Byron.