Corona Inutilis

James Lister Cuthbertson 1851 – 1910



I TWINED a wreath of heather white  
 To bind my lady’s hair,  
And deemed her locks in even light  
 Would well the burden bear;  
But when I saw the tresses brown,          
 And found the face so fair,  
I tore the wreath, and left the crown  
 Of beauty only there.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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James Lister Cuthbertson

James Lister Cuthbertson 8 May 1851 - 18 January 1910 was a Scottish-Australian poet and schoolteacher more…

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