MEINTJES KOPJE - Edmund Waller Poems


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Meintjes Kopje! Meintjes Kopje!
    Do the purple daisies grow
On your rugged slopes in spring-time
    As they did in years ago,

When I walked with one who loved me,
    In the days when love was young;
When our eyes held glinted laughter
    And our sighs were songs unsung?

But the laughter fell and faded,
    And the wonder-song is still,
And the track goes all untrodden
    Past the pool and up the hill.

Meintjes Kopje! Meintjes Kopje!
    Other years your flowers restore,
But my love who loved the daisies
    Comes to gather them no more.