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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 10, Issue 1 (April 1, 1935)

From The Fields

From The Fields.

Fleecy clouds in an azure sky,
Songs of skylarks soaring high,—
Downy soft the scented breeze,
Golden showers from stirring trees—
All these are signs of Summer.

A million tiny fairy ships
Set snowy sail with faint pink tips
And float on seas of rippling, green,
Manned by elfin crews unseen.
Sail on, ye sprites, to Summer!

Across the fields in chequered shade
By nikau palms and tree-ferns made,
A brown stream whispers secrets there
To the clinging fronds of maiden-hair.
How sweet to love in Summer.

I homeward turn at close of day,
But someone waits along my way.
Her soft eyes glow with love for me;
My heart beats wildly, happily.
To me at last comes Summer.

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