[Editor: This poem by Joseph Furphy was published in The Poems of Joseph Furphy (1916). The poem was written for Kate Baker.]
A Christmas Greeting to K. B.
While changing Seasons run their course,
Controlled and guided from above,
It is thy part to re-inforce
The broadening stream of Light and Love.
K. B. [Kate Baker] (editor), The Poems of Joseph Furphy, Melbourne: Lothian Book Publishing Co., 1916, page 37
K. B. = Catherine (Kate) Baker (1861-1953), a friend of Joseph Furphy; she was a major advocate of Furphy’s literary works and successfully campaigned for the critical recognition of his novel Such Is Life
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