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Ghosts

Francis Ernley Walrond 1875 (Edinburgh) – 1950

I walk in a garden of roses,
'Twixt lawn and shaven lawn,
And I think of the wild free spaces,
And the rose of a breathless dawn.

Gentle and sweet beside me
Goes the wife that bears my name,
But I dream of a wild-eyed woman
And the sea that hides her shame.

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Francis Ernley Walrond

Walrond was born in Edinburgh, and educated at Rugby School. He emigrated to South Africa in 1904. He worked as a bank manager, apparently in Pretoria, until his retirement in 1934. He was a founder of the Veldsinger's Club. After retiring in 1934, he moved to Isipingo, Natal. more…

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