Her earliest work Poems is not considered to be of much literary value, however it does display an affection for the sound of words and an awareness of other languages other than English. An example is the poem A single body of water:
- In the dim light of the crescent moon,
- I strode the high hills of Ercildoune.
- Through the lakes and the waters' song
- Soft words they whispered 'Buninyong'
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