Poem of the week


When the Drought Breaks 

                                    By Lydia M. D. O'Neil (1936)

‘WHEN the drought breaks, 

Drought, 1920s, SLQ Image

And the grass grows,

And the cows are deep in clover,

I'll take you then for a trip to town

You shall buy new shoes, and a new blue gown —

New things to wear all over,

And a rose-bowl,

And a glass vase.

And a basket for your mending;

When the rain falls, 

And the grass grows,

There'll be coin for my lady's spending.’


And the drought broke, 

And the grass grew,

And the cows in clover waded; ...


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