by James Stephens (1882 - 1950)

Mary Ruane
Language: English 
The sky-like girl whom we knew! 
She dressed herself to go to the fair 
In a dress of white and blue ; 
A white lace cap, and ribbons white 
She wore in her hair ; 
She does not hear in the night 
Her mother crying for her, 
Deep down in the sea, 
She rolls and lingers to and fro 


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This text was added to the website: 2009-01-22
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