Lesbia Harford

I had a lover who betrayed me

Lesbia Harford was an Australian poet, novelist and political activist.

I had a lover who betrayed me.
First he implored and then gainsaid me.
Hopeless I dared no more importune.
I found new friends, a kinder fortune.
Silence, indifference did greet me.
Twice in long years he's chanced to meet me.
Yet when I see him I discover
I was inconstant, he the lover.

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