Oh ! trust not, cling not, to the hope
Of constancy below ;
Earth’s fragile blossoms smile and droop.
Her waters ebb and flow :
Yon flow’ret withers as it springs.
Yon bird is on the range ;
Aye, even in life’s meanest things,
This is a World of Change.
Abdy, Maria Smith, d. 1867
foto – NEVER NEVER CREEK AT THE PROMISED LAND VIA BELLINGEN NSW