Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, IN SHADOW; (A GARDEN OVERLOOKING THE OLD MISSION, SANTA BARBARA), by CAROLINE HAZARD



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IN SHADOW; (A GARDEN OVERLOOKING THE OLD MISSION, SANTA BARBARA), by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hast thou a heritage, / grave olive tree?
Last Line: In gethsemane.
Subject(s): Catholics; Eden; Roman Catholics; Catholicism


Hast thou a heritage,
Grave olive tree?
The Dove flew back
With a branch from me.

Dost remember a garden
Fairer than this?
In Eden I sheltered
The first pair in bliss.

Thou knowest, then, Life;
What of Death, gentle tree?
I was awake
In Gethsemane.





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