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It wav’d not thro’ an Eastern sky,

Beside a fount of Araby;

It was not fann’d by southern breeze

In some green isle of Indian seas,

But fair the exil’d Palm-tree grew

Midst foliage of no kindred hue; …

– from The Palm-Tree by Felicia Hemans. (1793-1835)

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Tintagel, Cornwall, May 2021



Copyright Debbie Smyth, 12 July 2021

Posted as part of Becky’s TreeSquare

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