by William Sharp (1855 - 1905)

In the fern
Language: English 
   (Gippsland)
The feathery fern-trees make a screen
Where through the sunglare cannot pass --
Fern, gum, and lofty sassafras:
The fronds sweep over, palely green,
And underneath are orchids curl'd
Adream through this cool shadow-world;
    A fragrant greenness -- like the noon
    Of lime-tree in an English June.

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This text was added to the website: 2008-08-18
Line count: 9
Word count: 47