Bream, Faith. “Beauty.” Victoria Poetry Chapbook: A Year Book of the Poetry Group of the Canadian Authors’ Association. Ed. Alan Crawley. Victoria, BC: Canadian Authors’ Association, 1936. 15.


She was not beautiful—
A rather stodgy, colorless old maid,
Not finely dressed,
Two summer suns had caused her coat to fade.
Yet as I watched her guiding by the arm
An aged mother, tending to her needs,
Watching with slightly wistful gaze
The others who were free,
Her face seemed beautiful to me.