Ebbs-Canavan, Frances. “Lilies in the Uplands.” Victoria Poetry Chapbook: A Year Book of the Poetry Group of the Canadian Authors’ Association. Ed. Alan Crawley. Victoria, BC: Canadian Authors’ Association, 1936. 27.

Lilies in the Uplands

(To Marjorie Pickthall)

Again the Spring, and in the cloistered Uplands,
Like silent nuns the lilies palely glow;
In still aloofness seem to wait and listen,
For one whose presence blest them long ago.

For one who lingered in their midst a moment,
The lilies’ beauty in her heart and eyes,
Then passed a tender shadow o’er the grasses,
A lovely cloud across the April skies.