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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 13, Issue 10 (January 2, 1939)

At the Grave of Jessie Mackay

At the Grave of Jessie Mackay.

The holiness of lillies is on her breast,
The daffodils make glad her feet
Where here she lies,
The singer, beneath the lark-enraptured skies.
She seems to rest,
Yet is she not withheld from pilgrimage,
Who goes
To look upon the last consummate Rose.
She sang the valley of Rhona
That trembles never to the march of day—
Rhona the timeless whose twilight
Hears a new voice, whose gray
Enfolds the lost, the pilgrim gentleness.
Her sleep abides
Among the forms of peace, the grass, the trees,
For she was one with these
In quietness, and the larks, the larks her long
Dreaming roof with song.

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