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Primary Fiction and Poetry Texts
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24311
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Sydney
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Quinn, Roderic
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1920
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University of Sydney Library
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Poems
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<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE HIDDEN TIDE</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">1</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">SPRING SONG</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">3</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE FRONTIER-LAND</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE SONG OF THE VIOLIN</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">8</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">AT HER DOOR</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">10</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">STARS IN THE SEA</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">12</cell>
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<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">A SONG OF WINDS</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">13</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">SYDNEY COVE, 1788</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">16</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">ROMANCE IN THE MARKET PLACE</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">18</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">A SONG OF KEATS</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">20</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">A GREY DAY</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">22</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE FISHER</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">25</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE CAMP WITHIN THE WEST</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">27</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">IRONY</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">29</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE TWENTY-FIFTH OF APRIL</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">31</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">AT END OF A HOLIDAY</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">33</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE CURRENCY LASS</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">35</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE MASTER-MAN</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">38</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE VOYAGERS</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">40</cell>
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<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">LOVE MAGICAL</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">42</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">AT DAWN</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">43</cell>
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<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">WITH THE QUANDONGS</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">45</cell>
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<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE ARTIST</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">47</cell>
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<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">AN EMPTY ROOM</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">48</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">A WARDROBE</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">49</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE LITTLE HOUSE</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">50</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE SEA-SEEKERS</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">51</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE LOTUS-FLOWER</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">55</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE GOLDEN YESTERDAY</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">58</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE SEEKER</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">61</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">ARNOLD RODE BEHIND</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">64</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">MIDNIGHT AND MOONLIGHT</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">69</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE ALLISONS</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">72</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE GARDENER</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">75</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE BLACK HOUND</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">77</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE GREATER LOVE</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">79</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">ACUSHLA</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">82</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE THREE KNOCKS</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">84</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE RED MIST</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">86</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE VIGIL</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">90</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE HOUSE OF THE COMMONWEALTH</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">93</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE SWAMP</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">99</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">SHELL MUSIC</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">103</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">DROVERS TWAIN</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">105</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">TIDINGS</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">108</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE SURRENDER</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">110</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE FIDDLE AND THE CROWD</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">111</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE LOVERS' WALK</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">113</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE HIDDEN HEART</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">117</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">ON THE BARRIER</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">119</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE DREAD BEYOND DEATH</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">121</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">ALL OF A PIECE</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">122</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE SONG</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">123</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE SECRET POOL</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">124</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">TWILIGHT AND PEACE</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">125</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE COUNSELLORS</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">127</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">AT THE TIDE'S WILL</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">129</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">PERFECTION</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">130</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE VOICES OF THE RAIN</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">131</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">NOON ON THE BARRIER RANGES</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">134</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">GOD'S ANSWER</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">137</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">IN SEPTEMBER</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">142</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">BEQUEATHAL</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">144</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE YEAR'S END</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">145</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">BY MOMBA TRACKS</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">149</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE TURN OF THE ROAD</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">151</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">GARDEN STREET</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">154</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE DROVER OF THE STARS</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">157</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">JUST TO DRIFT</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">159</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">AFTER DRAFTING</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">161</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">“THEY SHALL COME HOME”</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">163</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE RIVER AND THE ROAD</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">165</cell>
</row>
<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE RED-TRESSED MAIDEN</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">168</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">TWO PICTURES</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">170</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">AFTER CATTLE</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">172</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">AUSTRALIA'S VISION</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">175</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">WESTERN CAMPS</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">177</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE SHADOW-THIRD</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">179</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE LAGOON</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">180</cell>
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<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">BY THE QUAY</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">181</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE SCARLET CLOAK</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">183</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE LONG, LONE ROAD</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">184</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE THRESHOLD STONE</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">187</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">DOING NOTHING</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">189</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">HOMEWARD GOING</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">191</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE SOUL OF ANZAC</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">192</cell>
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<div0 type="volume" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div0" id="d99e948"><head type="div0" TEIform="head">Poems</head>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e952"><pb n="1" TEIform="pb" id="d99e953"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Hidden Tide</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg">
<l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">WITHIN the world a second world</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">That circles ceaselessly:</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">Stars in the sky and sister stars—</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Turn in your eyes and see!</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">Tides of the sea that rise and fall,</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Aheave from Pole to Pole—</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">And kindred swayings, veiled but felt,</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">That noise along the soul.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">Yon moon, high-throned, remote and pale</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">As though with pride extreme,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Draws up the sea; but what white moon</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Exalts the tide of Dream?</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg">
<l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">The Fisher-Folk who cast their nets</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">In Vision's golden tide</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Oft bring to light misshapen shells,</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And nothing worth beside.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">And so their worn hands droop adown,</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Their singing throats are dumb;</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">The Inner Deep withholds its pearls</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Till turn of tide be come.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">But patience! wait—the good tide turns,</l>
<l n="22" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The waters inward set;</l>
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<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">And lo, behold—aleap, alive</l>
<l n="24" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">With glowing fish the net!</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">O Toilers of the Hidden Seas!</l>
<l n="26" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Ye have strange gain and loss,</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">Dragging the Deeps of Soul for pearls,</l>
<l n="28" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And oft-times netting dross.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">Fierce are the winds across your realm,</l>
<l n="30" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">As though some Demon veiled</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">Had loosed the gates of Spirit-land</l>
<l n="32" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">To ravage ways unsailed.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">But still sweet hours befall at times,</l>
<l n="34" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Rich-lit and full of ease;</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">The afterglow is like the light</l>
<l n="36" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Of sunset on tired seas.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">And worse, perhaps, may be the lot</l>
<l n="38" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Of those whose fate is sleep,</l>
<l n="39" part="N" TEIform="l">The sodden souls without a tide,</l>
<l n="40" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Dense as a rotten deep.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="41" part="N" TEIform="l">Pain paves the way for keener joy,</l>
<l n="42" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And wondrous thoughts uproll</l>
<l n="43" part="N" TEIform="l">When the large moon of Peace looks down</l>
<l n="44" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">On high tide in the Soul.</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e1107"><pb n="3" TEIform="pb" id="d99e1108"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Spring Song</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">SING out and be happy!</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The Spring is at hand,</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">The grass green, and sappy</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The trees o' the land.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">Sing! for the breeze is</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Rustling and silky,</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">And toys with and teases</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Long blossoms and milky.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">The root in the juices</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Unfrosted drinks deep;</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">The loving wave sluices</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The weeds as they sleep.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Sing out! for the bees in</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Their quest of wild honey</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Are haunting the trees in</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Green places and sunny.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Distant blue reaches</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And green hills invite,</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Green hills and long beaches</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And roads red and white.</l></lg>
<pb n="4" TEIform="pb" id="d99e1178"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">Locked waters are calling</l>
<l n="22" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">With many gold voices,</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">Where tides gently falling</l>
<l n="24" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Make soft liquid noises.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">Broad-spreading sun-glamour</l>
<l n="26" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Wraps blossom and stream,</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">Gold-tinting the armour</l>
<l n="28" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Of beetles that dream.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">Full-sunned on lit ledges</l>
<l n="30" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The bronze lizard dozes,</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">And painting proud ridges</l>
<l n="32" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Grow tiny pink roses.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">Sing out! and let trouble</l>
<l n="34" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Another pursue:</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">It will burst like a bubble</l>
<l n="36" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And vanish for you.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">Out, out on old Sorrow,</l>
<l n="38" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Who skulks in her sable!</l>
<l n="39" part="N" TEIform="l">Laugh gaily, and borrow</l>
<l n="40" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Gay laughs while you're able.</l></lg>
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<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="41" part="N" TEIform="l">If any care rankles—</l>
<l n="42" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Away! and behold</l>
<l n="43" part="N" TEIform="l">Pink feet and white ankles</l>
<l n="44" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">On beaches of gold,</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="45" part="N" TEIform="l">And surf that runs after</l>
<l n="46" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">To kiss clinging dresses,</l>
<l n="47" part="N" TEIform="l">And white teeth and laughter,</l>
<l n="48" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And wild clinging tresses!</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e1275"><pb n="6" TEIform="pb" id="d99e1276"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Frontier-Land</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">YOU of the past, are you present?</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Draw nearer! my heart is sore.</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">Was yours the fall of the foot in the hall?</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Was yours the face at the door?</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">As I lifted my eyes I saw you;</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">You vanished, and all was still;</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">And only outside the white owl cried,</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And the moon stared over the hill.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">Wan-blue were your eyes, O Shadow,</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And paler your aspect than seems</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">The mystical star, that glimmers afar</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">In a land of mysterious dreams.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">O Shadow, the past is present,</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And empty your coffin and tomb;</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Draw near, draw near, chill child of fear,</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">From the frontier-land of Gloom!</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Did you know that I loved you, Shadow?</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Did you guess whence the violets came?</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">And the delicate heart with its Cupid dart,</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">All opal and ruby-flame?</l></lg>
<pb n="7" TEIform="pb" id="d99e1346"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">Ah, once brown-gold were the lashes</l>
<l n="22" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">That shadowed your dreaming eyes,</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">And your teeth were pearl 'neath the coral curl</l>
<l n="24" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Of twin portals of Paradise.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">And warmer your cheeks were and softer</l>
<l n="26" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">(Alas, they are pale and cold!)</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">Than the rose of the East, or the wine of the feast</l>
<l n="28" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Red-rimming its carven gold.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">It was all so sad, O Shadow,</l>
<l n="30" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And you faded away so soon,</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">Like a note that flies, and fades, and dies</l>
<l n="32" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Ere it grows to a golden tune.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">Gone! utterly gone, O Shadow;</l>
<l n="34" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">No whisper, no word let fall;</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">No light is shed, and the moon is dead,</l>
<l n="36" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And a chill creeps up the hall.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">I shall follow and follow you, Shadow,</l>
<l n="38" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Till the sun, remote and red,</l>
<l n="39" part="N" TEIform="l">Burns like a spark, and dim and dark</l>
<l n="40" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Rise up the hosts of the dead.</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e1415"><pb n="8" TEIform="pb" id="d99e1416"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Song of the Violin</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">SHE stood in the curtains played over by light—</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The tinted curtains—a tired, sweet girl,</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">With exquisite arms under laces of white</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Like an ivory figure in mother-of-pearl.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">I entered; she saw me, but made no move;</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">To some I nodded, to some replied;</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">(A violin somewhere was singing of love)</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">She blushed and paled, and I stood at her side.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">I asked for a dance—she shook her head</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And laughed like a petted, petulant queen;</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">She had promised them all to others, she said,</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">“And you are so late—and where have you been?”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">They were talking low in the long, bright room,</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And I answered her, moving the blind aside—</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">“Out there on the lawn in the velvet gloom,</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Wooing a woman to make her my bride.”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">She suddenly shook like a startled dove;</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Ruffled and paled and hung her head</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">(A violin somewhere was singing of love,</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And bitter-sweet were the things it said).</l></lg>
<pb n="9" TEIform="pb" id="d99e1486"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">“This heat is stifling!”—she moved away.</l>
<l n="22" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">“Out here,” I whispered, “and hark to the tide!”</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">“The woman—where is she?” I heard her say;</l>
<l n="24" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">“Now show me the woman you wooed for a bride.”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">“Here on the land—and there on the sea,</l>
<l n="26" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Her feet among roses, her head in the skies;</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">And now do you see her?” She whispered “I see,”</l>
<l n="28" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Her hand on my shoulder, a laugh in her eyes.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">“Do you love her—this lady so mystical, fine?</l>
<l n="30" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">I dwindle before her, a plain little miss;</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">She has stars in her hair—only roses in mine;</l>
<l n="32" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">But the Night has no heart, and the Night cannot kiss.”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">“Not now, if you please, sir!”—a moment she strove—</l>
<l n="34" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The curve of my arm softly circled her head…</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">A violin somewhere was singing of love,</l>
<l n="36" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And sweet beyond all were the things it said.</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e1541"><pb n="10" TEIform="pb" id="d99e1542"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">At Her Door</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">OPEN! Open! Open!</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">I am here at your door outside;</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">The sea's blue tide flows speedily,</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And ebbs a thin red tide.”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">The woman rose from her warm white bed,</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Threw back her hair and smiled;</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">The ears of scorn heard the words of love,</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And the wind and the words were wild.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">“Wake! Awake! Awake!</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And hearken the woe outside;</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">The moon is hid in cloudiness;</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Calleth and calleth the tide.”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">The woman stood in the silence still</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">As a thing men carve from stone.</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Her eyes burned largely in the dark,</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And the smile, like a stain, stayed on.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">“Listen! Listen! Listen!</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Hear you the rain to-night?</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">A warm dark rain is falling too,</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And I grow ghostly-white.”</l></lg>
<pb n="11" TEIform="pb" id="d99e1612"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">The woman took three steps and bowed;</l>
<l n="22" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The smile waned from her lip;</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">She heard the dripping of the rain</l>
<l n="24" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And a soft thick other drip.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">“Open! Open! Open!</l>
<l n="26" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">I die in the dark alone.</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">My voice goes up in weariness</l>
<l n="28" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Against your heart of stone.”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">The moon to a cloud-cleft stealing</l>
<l n="30" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Gazed down on the yearning tide;</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">The woman opened the streaming door</l>
<l n="32" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And stood in the rain outside.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">Silence! Stillness! She whispers,</l>
<l n="34" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">“Ah, Love, that death should be!”</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">He sighed, “Your lips are loveliness!”</l>
<l n="36" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And she sobbed, “Woe is me!”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">The woman pressed his dead white face</l>
<l n="38" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">With her face as deadly white:</l>
<l n="39" part="N" TEIform="l">The moon drew in behind a cloud,</l>
<l n="40" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And the tide moaned through the night.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e1682"><pb n="12" TEIform="pb" id="d99e1683"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Stars in the Sea</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">I TOOK a boat on a starry night</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And went for a row on the water,</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">And she danced like a child on a wake of light</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And bowed where the ripples caught her.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">I vowed, as I rowed on the velvet blue</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Through the night and the starry splendour,</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">To woo and sue a maiden I knew</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Till she bent to my pleadings tender.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">My painted boat she was light and glad</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And gladder my heart with wishing,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">And I came in time to a little lad</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Who stood on the rocks a-fishing.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">I said “Ahoy!” and he said “Ahoy!”</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And I asked how the fish were biting;</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">“And what are you trying to catch, my boy, </l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Bream, silver and red—or whiting?”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">“Neither,” he answered, “the seaweed mars</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">My line, and the sharp shells sunder:</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">I am trying my luck with those great big stars</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Down there in the round skies under.”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">“Good-bye!” from him, and “Good-bye!” from me,</l>
<l n="22" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And never a laugh came after;</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">So many go fishing for stars in the sea</l>
<l n="24" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">That it's hardly a subject for laughter.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e1767"><pb n="13" TEIform="pb" id="d99e1768"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">A Song of Winds</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">WOE to the weak when the sky is shrouded,</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And the wind of the salt-way sobs as it dies!</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">Woe to the weak! for a great dejection</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Droops their spirits and drowns their eyes.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">Woe to the weak who tire of fetters,</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Of grim life-fetters that gall and bind!</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">For the Sea tells stories of death made lovely,</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And a siren sings in the nor'-east wind.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">It wanders the coast like a tombless spectre,</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And drips dank dew on the drooping leaf;</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">And the soul grows pensive with dim suggestions</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Of grey old troubles and ancient grief.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">'Tis grave and low, and with woeful plaining</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Sighs death-notes under a sky of grey;</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">And who hath an ear may hear the voices</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Of pale men dead on its streaked sea-way.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">In fading twilights o'er sullen seascapes,</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">A lost, wan wind 'neath a dead grey sky,</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">It swoons to land like a weary swimmer,</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Sobs and falters and turns to die.</l></lg>
<pb n="14" TEIform="pb" id="d99e1838"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">Seeking a tomb in dark coast caverns</l>
<l n="22" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Where wet rust reddens the fretted stone,</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">The wandering sea-thing sinks to silence,</l>
<l n="24" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Sinks and dies with a last low moan…</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">A last low moan, and deadly stillness…</l>
<l n="26" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Then the sudden crash of a league-long sea,</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">And fresh from his den in the white ice region</l>
<l n="28" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The Wolf of the South is speeding free;</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">Cleaving the air with his chill grey shoulders,</l>
<l n="30" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Trampling the sea to foam beneath.</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">The Wolf of the South goes howling nor'ard,</l>
<l n="32" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">A mastless hull in his long white teeth.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">Black swans on high, a far faint phalanx,</l>
<l n="34" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Wing their way to a northern clime,</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">Sending feathers of sad sound downward,</l>
<l n="36" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Mournful notes of an evil time—</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">An evil time, for the black Night chases</l>
<l n="38" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And darkness swallows the trailing flock;</l>
<l n="39" part="N" TEIform="l">An evil season of wild white weather,</l>
<l n="40" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And foam and tumult on reef and rock;</l></lg>
<pb n="15" TEIform="pb" id="d99e1906"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="41" part="N" TEIform="l">Of yellow floods on the Northern rivers,</l>
<l n="42" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And fierce waves swaying from crest to trough,</l>
<l n="43" part="N" TEIform="l">Of creaking schooners wearing seaward,</l>
<l n="44" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And signals crying—Stand off! Stand off!</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="45" part="N" TEIform="l">Of frothy flakes on the wild waste flying,</l>
<l n="46" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And anxious faces, and fateful news;</l>
<l n="47" part="N" TEIform="l">Of close-reefed topsails, and battened hatches,</l>
<l n="48" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And straining engines and racing screws;</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="49" part="N" TEIform="l">Of pumice-stone and brown weeds riven,</l>
<l n="50" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Cast up and flung on the hissing sand;</l>
<l n="51" part="N" TEIform="l">Of squadroned waves and their mighty charging,</l>
<l n="52" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And the stern repulse of the frowning land;</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="53" part="N" TEIform="l">Of whipped white faces faring stormward</l>
<l n="54" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">With smothered words and wrecked replies,</l>
<l n="55" part="N" TEIform="l">Of trees blown down on the windy ridges,</l>
<l n="56" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And stormy shoutings, and tempest cries;</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="57" part="N" TEIform="l">Of eyes that dance to the wild wind's music,</l>
<l n="58" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Of strange sweet thrills through the calm-sick form,</l>
<l n="59" part="N" TEIform="l">Of Storm throned king on the mad white ocean,</l>
<l n="60" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Of Storm the Monarch—all hail to Storm!</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e1975"><pb n="16" TEIform="pb" id="d99e1976"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Sydney Cove, 1788</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">SHE sat on the rocks, her fireless eyes</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Teased and tired with the thoughts of yore;</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">And paining her sense were alien skies,</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">An alien sea and an alien shore.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">In gold-green dusks she glimpsed new flowers</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And the glittering wings of gleaming birds—</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">But haunting her still were English bowers</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And the clinging sweetness of old love-words.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">A soft breeze murmured of unknown shores</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And laughed as it touched her with fingers light,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">But she mourned the more for the wind that roars</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Down sullen coasts on a northern night.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Like topaz gems on a sable dome</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The stranger stars stole shyly forth;</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">She saw no stars like the stars of home</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">That burned, white-fired, in the frosty north.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">A restless sea was at her feet,</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">A restless sea of darkest blue;</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">The lights burned dimly on The Fleet,</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And these were all the ships it knew.</l></lg>
<pb n="17" TEIform="pb" id="d99e2046"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">She watched the dark tides rise and fall,</l>
<l n="22" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The lion-tides that, night and noon,</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">Range round the world, and moan and call</l>
<l n="24" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">In sad sea-voices to the moon.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">Thus while she watched they ebbed and flowed;</l>
<l n="26" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Till last with sudden splendour Day</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">Lit all the scene with gold, and showed</l>
<l n="28" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">An arrow black on a garb of grey.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e2075"><pb n="18" TEIform="pb" id="d99e2076"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Romance in the Market Place</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">YOU stood beside the flowers,</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">Yourself a flower;</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">And on your face</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">The twilight stayed another hour,</l>
<l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">It shone so pale;</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">And all around men talked as in a market-place.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">I heard them talk, and felt</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">No interest stir</l>
<l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">In what they said.</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Lilies were nigh you, and around you were</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">The lights of love,</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">And all about the world moved on with nervous tread.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">I heard it not; for down</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">And round about</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">My soul you drew</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">The veils that shut the loud earth out,</l>
<l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">And I and you</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">Were there alone—no one beside but I and you!</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">What words were those we said?</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">Old ones, perchance,</l>
<l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">Pale with the pain</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">Of all who've kissed, and talked romance,</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">And said farewell,</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">And mixed their tears and kissed, and sighed—and sighed in vain.</l></lg>
<pb n="19" TEIform="pb" id="d99e2157"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">We stood a sainted while,</l>
<l n="26" part="N" TEIform="l">And then your hand</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">Sought to be free,</l>
<l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l">And you were gone; and all the land</l>
<l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">Was under gloom,</l>
<l n="30" part="N" TEIform="l">And lamps were lit for other men, but none for me.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">I stood and watched you go,</l>
<l n="32" part="N" TEIform="l">And suddenly</l>
<l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">The loud world grew</l>
<l n="34" part="N" TEIform="l">Like some great-voiced, insetting sea;</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">And men went by,</l>
<l n="36" part="N" TEIform="l">Talking of trade and war and all but love and you.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e2198"><pb n="20" TEIform="pb" id="d99e2199"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">A Song of Keats</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">'TIS a tarnished book and old,</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Edges frayed and covers green!</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">But, between the covers, gold—</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Gold and jewels in between.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">And this written (see, O see!</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">How old Time has made it dim)</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l"><hi TEIform="hi">“For one song Keats gave to me</hi></l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l"><hi TEIform="hi">I kneel down and worship him.”</hi></l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">He who wrote these lines is dust;</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">All of him is passed away;</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Some hand closed his eyes, I trust,</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Drew the blind to darken day.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Did lips kiss him at the end,</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Love-lips tremulous yet brave?</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Had he mistress, child, or friend</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">To sow green grass upon his grave?</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Nay, we know not—it is long</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Since he tired of Life's deceits,</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Closed his ears to sigh and song,</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Parted with this book, <hi TEIform="hi">JOHN KEATS</hi>.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">Year by year the Poet thrives;</l>
<l n="22" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Summer smiles and winter weeps;</l>
<pb n="21" TEIform="pb" id="d99e2281"/>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l"><hi TEIform="hi">La Belle Dame Sans Merci</hi> lives,</l>
<l n="24" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">But a heart that loved her sleeps.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">Who would woeful go to miss</l>
<l n="26" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Roses red in thorns arrayed,</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">When he might with surer bliss</l>
<l n="28" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Love a milkwhite Devon maid?</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">Beauty kindles man's desire,</l>
<l n="30" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Beauty dwindles, growing faint;</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">But the girls who never tire</l>
<l n="32" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Are the girls that poets paint.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">When the moon has taken wings</l>
<l n="34" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And the twilight hour is come,</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">Grey the woods, and no bird sings:</l>
<l n="36" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Grey the world beyond, and dumb:</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">Neither light is there nor breeze,</l>
<l n="38" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Rose to redden, thorn to pain;</l>
<l n="39" part="N" TEIform="l">Till, look! look! Among the trees</l>
<l n="40" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">A sudden bird! a scarlet stain!</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="41" part="N" TEIform="l">So he tired of Fate's defeats,</l>
<l n="42" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Life's dead trees and woodlands grim,</l>
<l n="43" part="N" TEIform="l">Till sudden-sweet a song of Keats</l>
<l n="44" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">One magic moment gave to him.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e2358"><pb n="22" TEIform="pb" id="d99e2359"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">A Grey Day</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">THE long still day is ending</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">In hollow and on height,</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">The lighthouse seaward sending</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">White rays of steady light;</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">A little cloud is leading</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">A great cloud west by north;</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Woe waits on ships unheeding</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">That blindly venture forth.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">All day the sea, dull-heaving,</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Moaned low like one who ails,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">While spectre hands were weaving</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">A veil o'er distant sails.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">All day, with drooping feather</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And wings devoid of gleam,</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">The sea-birds grouped together</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Forebore to wheel and scream.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Salt-arms and river-reaches</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Were glazed and leaden-hued,</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">And haunting sodden beaches</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Went grey-haired Solitude.</l></lg>
<pb n="23" TEIform="pb" id="d99e2429"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">The dead leaves in the forest</l>
<l n="22" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Sank earthward all aswoon;</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">The green marsh-frogs that chorused</l>
<l n="24" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Had ta'en a sadder tune.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">Lost loves, and sins long hidden,</l>
<l n="26" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Through some unguarded gate</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">Entered the soul unbidden,</l>
<l n="28" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And made men desolate.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">And fears beset the fearless,</l>
<l n="30" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And laughs were stayed to sigh,</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">And eyes long dry and tearless</l>
<l n="32" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Grew moist—and none knew why.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">Gleamed red the covered ember</l>
<l n="34" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Beneath its ashen grey,</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">And some said, “I remember,”</l>
<l n="36" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And some, “ 'Twas such a day!”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">And all were lonely-hearted,</l>
<l n="38" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Sight inward-set and blurred;</l>
<l n="39" part="N" TEIform="l">At touch or tone they started</l>
<l n="40" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And groped for fitting word.</l></lg>
<pb n="24" TEIform="pb" id="d99e2497"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="41" part="N" TEIform="l">Down-cast in weeds went Nature,</l>
<l n="42" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Stilling man's mirth and song;</l>
<l n="43" part="N" TEIform="l">And mourning in each creature</l>
<l n="44" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">A grave and ancient wrong…</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="45" part="N" TEIform="l">Light fades on hill and hollow;</l>
<l n="46" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Night falls, and close behind</l>
<l n="47" part="N" TEIform="l">Storm-rage and Sea-wrath follow</l>
<l n="48" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">With wild cries on the wind.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e2527"><pb n="25" TEIform="pb" id="d99e2528"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Fisher</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">ALL night a noise of leaping fish</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Went round the bay,</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">And up and down the shallow sands</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Sang waters at their play.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">The mangroves drooped on salty creeks,</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And through the dark,</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Making a pale patch in the deep,</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Gleamed, as it swam, a shark.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">In streaks and twists of sudden fire</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Among the reeds</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">The bream went by, and where they passed</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The bubbles shone like beads.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">All night the full deep drinking-song</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Of Nature stirred,</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">And nought beside, save leaping fish</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And some forlorn night-bird.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">No lost wind wandered down the hills</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">To tell of wide</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Wild waterways; on velvet moved</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The silky, sucking tide.</l></lg>
<pb n="26" TEIform="pb" id="d99e2598"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">Deep down there sloped in shadowy mass</l>
<l n="22" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">A giant hill;</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">And midway, mirrored in the tide,</l>
<l n="24" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The stars burned large and still.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">The fisher, dreaming on the rocks,</l>
<l n="26" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Heard Nature say</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">Strange, secret things that none may hear</l>
<l n="28" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Upon the beaten way;</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">And whisperings and wonder stirred,</l>
<l n="30" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And hopes and fears,</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">And sadness touched his heart, and filled</l>
<l n="32" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">His eyes with star-stained tears:</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">And so, thrilled through with joy and love</l>
<l n="34" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And sweet distress,</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">He stood entranced, enchained by her</l>
<l n="36" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Full-breasted loveliness.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e2653"><pb n="27" TEIform="pb" id="d99e2654"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Camp within the west</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">O DID you see a troop go by</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">Way-weary and oppressed,</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">Dead kisses on the drooping lip</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">And a dead heart in the breast?</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l"><hi TEIform="hi">Yea, I have seen them one by one</hi></l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l"><hi TEIform="hi">Way-weary and oppressed</hi>;</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l"><hi TEIform="hi">And when I asked them, “Whither speed?”</hi></l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l"><hi TEIform="hi">They answered, “To the West!”</hi></l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">And were they pale as pale could be,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Death-pale, with haunted eyes?</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">And did you see the hot white dust</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Range round their feet and rise?</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l"><hi TEIform="hi">O, they were pale as pale could be</hi>,</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l"><hi TEIform="hi">And pale as an embered leaf</hi>;</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l"><hi TEIform="hi">The hot white dust had risen, but</hi></l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l"><hi TEIform="hi">They laid it with their grief</hi>.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Did no one say “The way is long,”</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">And crave a little rest?</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l"><hi TEIform="hi">O no; they said, “The night is nigh</hi>,</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l"><hi TEIform="hi">Our camp is in the West!</hi>”</l></lg>
<pb n="28" TEIform="pb" id="d99e2740"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">And did pain pierce their feet, as though</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">The way with thorns were set,</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">And were they visited by strange</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">Dark angels of regret?</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l"><hi TEIform="hi">O yea; and some were mute as death</hi>,</l>
<l n="26" part="N" TEIform="l"><hi TEIform="hi">Though, shot by many a dart</hi>,</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l"><hi TEIform="hi">With them the salt of inward tears</hi></l>
<l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l"><hi TEIform="hi">Went stinging through the heart</hi>.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">And how are these wayfarers called,</l>
<l n="30" part="N" TEIform="l">And whither do they wend?</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l"><hi TEIform="hi">The Weary-Hearted—and their road</hi></l>
<l n="32" part="N" TEIform="l"><hi TEIform="hi">At sunset hath an end</hi>.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">Shed tears for them…<hi TEIform="hi">Nay, nay, no tears!</hi></l>
<l n="34" part="N" TEIform="l"><hi TEIform="hi">They yearn for endless rest</hi>;</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l"><hi TEIform="hi">Perhaps large stars will burn above</hi></l>
<l n="36" part="N" TEIform="l"><hi TEIform="hi">Their camp within the West</hi>.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e2812"><pb n="29" TEIform="pb" id="d99e2813"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Irony</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">ALL night a great wind blew across the land,</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">Come fresh from wild and salty seas,</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">With many voices loud and low</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">Appealing to the sympathies</l>
<l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">Of those with whom long, long ago</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">It had been friends, but who</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Had lost the way to know and understand</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">Its weird and tearless woe.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">A sleeper, drawn from ancient fancies, stirred,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">And strangely breathed in deep unrest</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">As though his heart were choked with grief;</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">The moon down-stealing in the west</l>
<l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Threw every move of limb and leaf</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Upon his blind. Now this</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Was he the wind sought wildly, had he heard—</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">Alas, the friend was deaf!</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">All time a great Thought wandered round the world</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">Naked and breathing loveliness,</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Seeking in alien souls a home</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">And thwarted, yet a-seek no less</l>
<l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">At every door, till forced to roam</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">A wonder unexpressed:</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">A sense of strangeness, as of wings unfurled,</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">Hovered at times o'er some.</l></lg>
<pb n="30" TEIform="pb" id="d99e2895"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">He heard the knocking at the inner door;</l>
<l n="26" part="N" TEIform="l">He saw her face a light intense,</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">And stood amazed, irresolute.</l>
<l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l">“Now, thou who hast the poet-sense</l>
<l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">In song serene and absolute</l>
<l n="30" part="N" TEIform="l">Proclaim my hidden worth!”</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">He sobbed; she drooped her wings…Woe evermore!</l>
<l n="32" part="N" TEIform="l">The chosen mind was mute.</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e2925"><pb n="31" TEIform="pb" id="d99e2926"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Twenty-Fifth of April</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">THIS day is Anzac Day!</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">Made sacred by the memory</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">Of those who fought and died, and fought and live,</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">And gave the best that men may give</l>
<l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">For love of Land. It dawns once more,</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">And, though on alien sea and shore</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">The guns are silent all,</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">Yet we with pride recall</l>
<l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">The deeds which gave it immortality.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Great deeds are deathless things!</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">The doer dies, but not the deed,</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">And, when upon that fateful April day</l>
<l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Our Anzacs, throwing all but love away,</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Gave life and limb for Honour's sake,</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">With Freedom tremblingly at stake,</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">They lit a beacon-light</l>
<l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Imperishable, bright,</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">That evermore the Nation's soul shall heed.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Not Peace, not Peace alone</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">Can make a nation great and good</l>
<l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">And bring it that full stature, strength, and grace</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">That fit it for an age-enduring place</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">In men's regard. Through storm and strife</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">It runs to sweet and noble life;</l>
<pb n="32" TEIform="pb" id="d99e3008"/>
<l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">For through its veins there runs</l>
<l n="26" part="N" TEIform="l">The valour of great sons</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">Who died to give it stately nationhood.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l">This day is Anzac Day!</l>
<l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">Made sacred by the thrilling thought</l>
<l n="30" part="N" TEIform="l">Of those who proved their souls, it reappears;</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">And thus 'twill dawn, and dawn through future years</l>
<l n="32" part="N" TEIform="l">Till Time our petty deeds efface,</l>
<l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">And others, dwelling in our place,</l>
<l n="34" part="N" TEIform="l">Tell o'er, with tongue and pen,</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">The glorious tale again</l>
<l n="36" part="N" TEIform="l">Of how on beach and crag the Anzacs fought.</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e3049"><pb n="33" TEIform="pb" id="d99e3050"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">At End of A Holiday</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">“LEAVES and brambles from hill and hollow</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Come and gather!” the children cried;</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">“The sun goes down, and the night will follow,</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">A moonless night on the dark hillside.”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">All ways they wandered—the dry twigs snapping,</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">With laugh and prattle and song between;</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Down on the rocks the waves were lapping,</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The long swell swaying the seaweed green.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">And she stood by in her white sun-bonnet,</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">All lace and snow on her tressy hair,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">With a gold king-beetle dreaming on it</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">A lotus dream in the lustrous air.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Was it love, or a dove in the tall tree cooing?</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Was it love, or a dove that loitered nigh?</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">The eventide is the hour for wooing—</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">But I was silent, and she was shy.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Then suddenly rose a far faint humming,</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">A growing noise in the evening hush,</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">And the prattle of children homeward coming,</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Laden with spoil of the gold-brown bush.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">“Leaves and brambles from hill and hollow!</l>
<l n="22" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The way was tangled, and tangles tire.</l>
<pb n="34" TEIform="pb" id="d99e3127"/>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">The sun goes down and the night will follow,—</l>
<l n="24" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Now down on your knees and make us a fire!”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">The leaves were wet (how a storm may hinder!)</l>
<l n="26" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The brambles damp with a shower at noon;</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">She bent to help…and my heart of tinder,</l>
<l n="28" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Ah, why did it burst to flame so soon?</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">“Dry leaves, dry leaves from the twilight forest,</l>
<l n="30" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Or bark that is sheltered, or hidden ferns:</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">Dry leaves, dry leaves!” the children chorused,</l>
<l n="32" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">“The drier the leaf the redder it burns!”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">The fire leapt up with a sudden glancing,</l>
<l n="34" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The first flame flushing her hands of snow;</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">And round about went the children dancing,</l>
<l n="36" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Their faces lit by the rosy glow.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">That fire has gone beyond all returning,</l>
<l n="38" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">For wild winds scatter and chill rains drench:</l>
<l n="39" part="N" TEIform="l">All dust the leaves; but a fire is burning</l>
<l n="40" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">That wind or water shall never quench.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="41" part="N" TEIform="l">Ah, leaves and brambles from hill and hollow!</l>
<l n="42" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And two together, and violet eyes…</l>
<l n="43" part="N" TEIform="l">The sun goes down, and love must follow,</l>
<l n="44" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">A quenchless fire, and a flame that dies.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e3202"><pb n="35" TEIform="pb" id="d99e3203"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Currency Lass</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">THEY marshalled her lovers four and four,</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">A drum at their heads, in the days of old:</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">O, none could have guessed their hearts were sore;</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">They marched with such gayness in scarlet and gold.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">They came to the dance place on the hill</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Where Death was the piper (he pipes full well);</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">They grounded their arms and stood stock-still;</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And just why he sorrowed no one would tell.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">O, some had been wed in distant lands,</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And sweethearts had others—but let that pass;</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">She held them at ease in snow-white hands,</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">For Queen over all was the Currency Lass.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">They ushered her forth in all her charms—</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Her eyes were alight and as gold her hair;</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">She looked on the men and oped her arms—</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">What wonder if then they had wished them there?</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">She hearkened the Preacher, thin and pale;</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">His voice was as frost, yet his words were wise;</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">But sin on the soul is like wrought mail,</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And only a scorn of him fired her eyes.</l></lg>
<pb n="36" TEIform="pb" id="d99e3273"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">“O sorrow and pray, the hour draws nigh,</l>
<l n="22" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The Lord in His justice shall question thee!”</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">The Preacher made prayer 'twixt sob and sigh,</l>
<l n="24" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And down dropped his soul on bended knee.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">“He fashioned thee fair”—a sideways look—</l>
<l n="26" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">“Red-lipped and right royal to look upon, </l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">A joy of the Earth”—his thin hands shook,</l>
<l n="28" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And passionate lights in his deep eyes shone.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">In scarlet and gold her lovers stood,</l>
<l n="30" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">A host under famine with heads out-thrust;</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">Keen-flamed in the sun ran reddest blood,</l>
<l n="32" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And lips that were thirsty grew dry as dust.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">They loved her for years—their tangled souls</l>
<l n="34" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Like silvery fish in her beauty-mesh</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">All breathless reposed…A dull drum rolls,</l>
<l n="36" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And Death is at hand for the Flower of Flesh.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">She lifted her head for one love-word</l>
<l n="38" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">(Afar was a clamour of new-come ships);</l>
<l n="39" part="N" TEIform="l">Her hair in a cloud the low wind stirred,</l>
<l n="40" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And silent they marvelled at her red lips.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="41" part="N" TEIform="l">“A lover was I from youth,” she said;</l>
<l n="42" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">“And Love is my lord till I fill the grave”—</l>
<pb n="37" TEIform="pb" id="d99e3348"/>
<l n="43" part="N" TEIform="l">Then coyly she drooped her gold-haired head—</l>
<l n="44" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">“Now, last of my lovers, a kiss I crave!”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="45" part="N" TEIform="l">The Preacher was whirled in passion's rout,</l>
<l n="46" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And dark was the stain on his soul's white snow;</l>
<l n="47" part="N" TEIform="l">Her lips were as life—his soul leapt out,</l>
<l n="48" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And sure there was laughter in Hell below.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="49" part="N" TEIform="l">“A singer was I these years,” she said,</l>
<l n="50" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">“And so I must sing till my soul doth pass.”</l>
<l n="51" part="N" TEIform="l">Then forth from her sin-sweet lips there sped</l>
<l n="52" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The long-dead song of the Currency Lass.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="53" part="N" TEIform="l">The hands of the spoiler touch her throat;</l>
<l n="54" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The noon grows near and the last sands run:</l>
<l n="55" part="N" TEIform="l">(Still over the scene her wild words float)</l>
<l n="56" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The noose is ready, the song is done.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="57" part="N" TEIform="l">“A dancer I was from birth,” she said;</l>
<l n="58" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">“A baby, I danced on my mother's knee;</l>
<l n="59" part="N" TEIform="l">Now whistle a jig, with swaying head,</l>
<l n="60" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And, lovers of mine, I will dance for ye!”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="61" part="N" TEIform="l">Stood each with a droop, a cheated man,</l>
<l n="62" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">While Sorrow went weaving an ice-cold spell…</l>
<l n="63" part="N" TEIform="l">Good-bye to the world! The dance began</l>
<l n="64" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">With Death for the piper—he piped full well!</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e3424"><pb n="38" TEIform="pb" id="d99e3425"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Master-Man</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">O CAPTAIN of the Great Event,</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Which yet shall dew with crimson dew</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">The green coasts of our continent,</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">I know not where to look for you!</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">I know when doom shall mass about</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Our shores, and strike their music dumb,</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">A something in your blood shall shout:</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">“The hour is mine! Behold, I come!”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">For, if one truth since time began</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">O'ertowers all other truths, it is:</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">There ever comes the Master-Man</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">To make the epic moment his.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">In reeling ranks and riven steel,</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">On red-drenched fields and seas of blood,</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">The bruised and broken foe shall feel</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">A valour not to be withstood;</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">The crisis shall not lack its lord,</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The noon its sun, the night its star;</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Beneath your high, directing sword</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The triumph-tide shall surge afar.</l></lg>
<pb n="39" TEIform="pb" id="d99e3495"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">Till God make plain your path, and fill</l>
<l n="22" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Your soul with martial ecstasy,</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">Perchance you toil in mart or mill,</l>
<l n="24" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Unconscious of your destiny.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">Perchance you wait the breathing hour</l>
<l n="26" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Unborn—undrawn from distant spheres—</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">For, though the clouds of menace lower,</l>
<l n="28" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">They may not break for years and years.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">Yet, be it soon or be it late,</l>
<l n="30" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Or be it when this voice is mute,</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">O guardian of our golden State,</l>
<l n="32" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The foe shall find you resolute.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">O Captain of the Great Event,</l>
<l n="34" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Which yet shall dew with crimson dew</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">The green coasts of our continent,</l>
<l n="36" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">A victor's laurels wait for you.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e3550"><pb n="40" TEIform="pb" id="d99e3551"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Voyagers</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">HOW was it with the Genoese,</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">What feeling filled his heaving breast,</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">When far across the morning seas</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">He saw the island of his quest?</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">Perchance beyond the forest crown</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And shining sands of that new clime</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">He saw a light of long renown</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">That blazed across the Seas of Time.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">Or maybe, in that hour grown wise,</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">He would have bartered there and then</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">His life for some sweet life that lies</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">In utter peace unnamed of men.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">For what is Fame, however brave,</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Beside the charms of endless peace—</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">The cool, sweet quiet of the grave,</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">To be, and having been, to cease?</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">We quest not like the Genoese;</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">But, after sailing under skies</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">That bend and brood o'er lonely seas,</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">We light at last on some surprise.</l></lg>
<pb n="41" TEIform="pb" id="d99e3621"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">Our eyes grow large, we stand amazed,</l>
<l n="22" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The past is past, our youth is gone,</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">The fronting hope that boldly blazed</l>
<l n="24" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Before our eyes grows pale and wan.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">For every man must come to this,</l>
<l n="26" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">With aching heart and eyes unsealed</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">That he shall know the thing he is,</l>
<l n="28" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And wonder at himself revealed.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e3650"><pb n="42" TEIform="pb" id="d99e3651"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Love Magical</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">IF you had been where I have been</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">(Grey, grey the skies above),</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">And you had seen what I have seen,</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">You would not laugh at love.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">Seek, seek till you find a rose</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Red all through to its petal-tips,</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">And you shall know the curve of her mouth,</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The scent of her breath and the red of her lips.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">If you had heard what I have heard</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">(Dull, dull the beat of the sea).</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Your heart would leap like a singing bird</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Troubled and thrilled by ecstasy.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Stars sing in the dark o' the night,</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Birds sing in the gold o' the noon;</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Melody reigned in her speech a queen,</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The song of the stars and the birds' tune.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">The rose is dead that was her mouth</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">(Pale, pale on the earth it lies),</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">And East and West and North and South</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The world is full of weeping eyes.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">A noon is dark, a star is gone,</l>
<l n="22" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">A rose is dead, a bird is mute;</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">And love that made sounds magical</l>
<l n="24" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Is silent like a broken lute.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e3735"><pb n="43" TEIform="pb" id="d99e3736"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">At Dawn</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">THE night-long clamour of winds grew still;</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The forest rested, its foes withdrawn;</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">On sounding ocean and silent hill</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">There crept a sense of the coming dawn.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">A bird awoke on a leaning limb</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And fluttered its plumes a moment's space;</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Dark purple lay on the sea's far rim:</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The sky grew pale as a dying face.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">Then all the trees and the rocks and heights</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">With wondering faces watched the East:</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">It seemed an altar hung with lights</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And waiting for a vestured priest.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">And in that intimate first hour</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">When land and sea rejoiced as one,</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">And Nature, like an opening flower,</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Gave incense, came the burning sun.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Yet, while the hour of gold went by,</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">I saw through all its pageantry</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">The vast indifference of the sky,</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The heartless beauty of the sea.</l></lg>
<pb n="44" TEIform="pb" id="d99e3806"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">For wet and wan, and cold and sped</l>
<l n="22" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Beyond the breakers' reach of pearl,</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">There lay a strong man drowned and dead,</l>
<l n="24" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And in his arms a drowned white girl.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e3822"><pb n="45" TEIform="pb" id="d99e3823"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">With The Quandongs</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">IF you happen to visit the Western Plains</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">When the summer is young and green,</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">You can see the green of the quandong leaves</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">With the quandong fruit between.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">The fruit is the size of a plum, perhaps,</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And red as your own blood's hue;</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">And it falls to the ground at the touch of the wind</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Like a drop of crimson dew.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">The wide plains lie with half-shut eyes</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">At peace in a golden swoon,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">And the lizards drink their full of rest</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Abask in the drowsy noon.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">There is only the whir of a wing, perchance,</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">To startle the sleeping lands;</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">But the quandong trees, all green and red,</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Are a-twinkle with little hands.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Oh, many a tress has turned to grey,</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And many a song grown mute</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Since Rita and Meg and Trixie and I</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Went gathering quandong fruit.</l></lg>
<pb n="46" TEIform="pb" id="d99e3893"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">And there we were on the plains alone</l>
<l n="22" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">In the hush of a drowsy air—</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">Rita and Meg with roguish eyes</l>
<l n="24" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And Trixie with wayward hair.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">A far mirage of mingled sun and dream</l>
<l n="26" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Was born of the noontide sleep,</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">And the rifled fruit of the quandongs lay</l>
<l n="28" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">At our feet in a ruddy heap.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">I know that the quandong's burning fruit</l>
<l n="30" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Still reddens the drowsy air;</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">That Trixie is grown and sometime wed,</l>
<l n="32" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And Rita is grave and fair.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">I know that Meg of the roguish eyes,</l>
<l n="34" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Though ten long years be sped,</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">Still plucks the fruit of the quandong trees</l>
<l n="36" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">When the quandong fruit is red.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">I know—and I know to my loss, alas!—</l>
<l n="38" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">That I stand where the winds blow cold,</l>
<l n="39" part="N" TEIform="l">And search, with others, another tree</l>
<l n="40" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">For its scanty fruit of gold.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e3962"><pb n="47" TEIform="pb" id="d99e3963"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Artist</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">THE year has turned the corner,</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Cold June is with the dead,</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">And Spring, the singing artist,</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Is mixing gold and red.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">The red is meant for roses,</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Rich roses, brave and bold;</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">The gold is for the wattle—</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">'Tis delicate, pale gold.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">The Sun, grown tired of exile,</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Comes marching south again;</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">'Tis he that stays the west wind</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">That chills the hearts of men.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">There shall be frond and feather,</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Glad ways of greenery,</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">When Spring unveils her painting</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">For all the world to see.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Oh, red 'twill be and golden,</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">That canvas of the South:</l>
<l part="N" TEIform="l"><milestone unit="section" rend="*****" TEIform="milestone"/></l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">The gold shall be a girl's hair,</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The red shall be her mouth.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e4038"><pb n="48" TEIform="pb" id="d99e4039"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">An Empty Room</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">“THIS is the room where Pinksie died”;</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">So runs the writing there on the wall.</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">The world outside is a golden tide</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Of light, but here the shadows fall.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">And who was Pinksie—a babe or wife?</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">A girl, I think, in her laughing teens,</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Who passed away from the feast of life</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">When boys and girls are kings and queens.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">I like to think that she laughed at whiles,</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Her eyes alight with the imps of fun,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">And knew no sorrow but such as smiles</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The moment after the hurt is done.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">They named her Pinksie, I have no doubt,</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Because of the rich, soft blush she wore;</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">The roses paled ere they bore her out,</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">A slim child-figure, through yonder door.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">She passed in the joy of her early bloom</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">To wide, dark realms where no planets roll.</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">And I write these lines in the empty room</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Where Pinksie died. God rest her soul!</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e4110"><pb n="49" TEIform="pb" id="d99e4111"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">A Wardrobe</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">I SAID “The dark deed matters nought,</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And this green gown becomes her well;</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">For phrase and rhyme oft hide the thought,</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">As pearls are hid 'twixt shell and shell.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">“My Lady Lyric, go your way,</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Dance daintily around the globe,</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Nor mind what carping critics say,</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Nor whence you got your shining robe.”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">I have a wardrobe, quaintly hung</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">With brave brocade and gleaming silk,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Plumed hats, and collars richly strung,</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">With gems outgiving fire and milk.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">No thief may raid its rare contents,</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">No years decay, nor moth devour;</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">It is not lavender that scents</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The air, nor is it any flower.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Full fifty poets, day and night,</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">In mirth and pain and dark despair</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Sat weaving for the world's delight</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The wondrous fabrics shining there.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">“My peasant maid shall seem a queen,”</l>
<l n="22" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">I said, “if she be rich-arrayed”;</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">And in another's cloak of green</l>
<l n="24" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">I dressed the shoulders of my maid.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e4195"><pb n="50" TEIform="pb" id="d99e4196"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Little House</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">WHEN my heart goes a-roving</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">'Tis the wide ways for me,</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">And the fields, and the hills,</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And the big, blue sea.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">Then 'tis far, far I wander,</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And 'tis little that you care,</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">With your wiles, and your smiles,</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And your eyes and hair.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">But the dream of you follows,</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Or it gleams at my side;</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">And I turn, turn about,</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">For the world seems wide.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">There's a rose-mist about you</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And 'tis sweet, sweet you are,</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">With your throat and your cheeks</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And your face a star.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">When my heart comes a-homing</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">'Tis the little house I see,</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Where you sit all alone</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">With a stool for me.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e4267"><pb n="51" TEIform="pb" id="d99e4268"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Sea-Seekers</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">ALL four of us were inland born</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And inland reared from birth were we,</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">And—though the tale be food for scorn—</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">We four had never seen the Sea.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">We saw the sun by day; by night</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The stars threw down their radiance keen;</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">These things were held a goodly sight,</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">But still the Sea remained unseen.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">The sunlit plains about us spread</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Mile after mile on every side;</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">But still, the sea-wise people said,</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The blue salt waste was wondrous wide.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">On lonely rides and desert tramps,</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And when we searched in rain and dew</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">The breathing dark of cattle-camps,</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">A longing came and thrilled us through.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">We dreamt of waters spreading far,</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Of winding bay and shining reach,</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Of shouting reef and growling bar</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And breakers crashing down a beach.</l></lg>
<pb n="52" TEIform="pb" id="d99e4338"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">The longing grew; we could not rest;</l>
<l n="22" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">A vision beautiful and brave</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">Allured us to a mighty quest</l>
<l n="24" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Of rolling sea and crested wave.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">All four of us were inland born</l>
<l n="26" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And inland reared from birth were we;</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">We mounted early in the morn,</l>
<l n="28" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And, riding gaily, sought the Sea.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">We rode by day, and camped by night,</l>
<l n="30" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And night and day dreamed evermore</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">Of dawns that broke in rosy light</l>
<l n="32" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">On curling wave and crescent shore;</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">The red sun sank upon our quest,</l>
<l n="34" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The shadows fell; and in the dark</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">There was no light in East or West,</l>
<l n="36" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Save where our camp-fire burned—a spark.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">At times it seemed that we could hear</l>
<l n="38" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The sound of breakers in their fall—</l>
<l n="39" part="N" TEIform="l">We drew our reins, and, hand to ear,</l>
<l n="40" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">We listened to the distant call.</l></lg>
<pb n="53" TEIform="pb" id="d99e4406"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="41" part="N" TEIform="l">A stillness reigned from East to West;</l>
<l n="42" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The trees and mountains seemed to swoon;</l>
<l n="43" part="N" TEIform="l">And weirdly paling in the West</l>
<l n="44" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Went down a late and lonely moon.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="45" part="N" TEIform="l">And, while the white moon slowly fell,</l>
<l n="46" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">A scented breeze of morning blew—</l>
<l n="47" part="N" TEIform="l">Though inland-born we knew it well,</l>
<l n="48" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">That odour keen and strange and new.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="49" part="N" TEIform="l">Then something seemed to burst its chains;</l>
<l n="50" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">A wave of joy and wonder broke</l>
<l n="51" part="N" TEIform="l">Across our souls, and in our veins</l>
<l n="52" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">An ancient Viking stirred and woke.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="53" part="N" TEIform="l">A sound of breakers came to stir</l>
<l n="54" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Our blood, and thrill us with delight;</l>
<l n="55" part="N" TEIform="l">And neck and neck with whip and spur</l>
<l n="56" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">We galloped headlong through the night.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="57" part="N" TEIform="l">The moon had sunk; but in the sky</l>
<l n="58" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">We saw the Dawn's first light of grey,</l>
<l n="59" part="N" TEIform="l">And straight as feathered arrows fly</l>
<l n="60" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">We thundered on to meet the Day.</l></lg>
<pb n="54" TEIform="pb" id="d99e4474"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="61" part="N" TEIform="l">Afar we saw the shore-line loom;</l>
<l n="62" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Our horses, springing freely, strode;</l>
<l n="63" part="N" TEIform="l">And suddenly in purple gloom</l>
<l n="64" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The sea gave greeting as we rode.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="65" part="N" TEIform="l">We galloped on, nor ever ceased</l>
<l n="66" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Till gloriously in golden fire</l>
<l n="67" part="N" TEIform="l">The sun uprose, and in the East</l>
<l n="68" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">We reached the goal of our desire.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="69" part="N" TEIform="l">We pushed our horses through the foam,</l>
<l n="70" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The breakers swirled about their knees;</l>
<l n="71" part="N" TEIform="l">And underneath the golden dome</l>
<l n="72" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">We shouted to the Morning Seas.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e4516"><pb n="55" TEIform="pb" id="d99e4517"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Lotus-Flower</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">ALL the heights of the high shores gleam</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Red and gold at the sunset hour;</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">There comes the spell of a magic dream,</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And the Harbour seems a lotus-flower.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">A blue flower tinted at dawn with gold,</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">A broad flower blazing with light at noon,</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">A flower for ever with charms to hold</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">His heart who sees it by sun or moon.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">Its beauty burns like a ceaseless fire,</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And tower looks over the top of tower;</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">For all mute things, it would seem, aspire</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">To catch a glimpse of the lotus-flower.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Men meet its beauty with furrowed face,</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And straight the furrows are smoothed away;</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">They buy and sell in the market-place,</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And langour leadens their blood all day.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">At night they look on the flower, and lo!</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The City passes with all its cares:</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">They dream no more in its azure glow,</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Of gold and silver and stocks and shares.</l></lg>
<pb n="56" TEIform="pb" id="d99e4587"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">The Lotus dreams 'neath the dreaming skies,</l>
<l n="22" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Its beauty touching with spell divine</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">The grey old town, till the old town lies</l>
<l n="24" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Like one half-drunk with magic wine.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">Star-loved, it breathes at the midnight hour</l>
<l n="26" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">A sense of peace from its velvet mouth.</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">Though flowers be fair—is there any flower</l>
<l n="28" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Like this blue flower of the radiant South?</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">Sun-loved and lit by the moon, it yields</l>
<l n="30" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">A challenge-glory or glow serene,</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">And men bethink them of jewelled shields,</l>
<l n="32" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">A turquoise lighting a ground of green.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">Fond lovers pacing beside it see</l>
<l n="34" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Not death and darkness, but life and light,</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">And dream no dream of the witchery</l>
<l n="36" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The Lotus sheds on the silent night.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">Pale watchers weary of watching stars</l>
<l n="38" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">That fall, and fall, and for ever fall;</l>
<l n="39" part="N" TEIform="l">Tear-worn, and troubled with many scars,</l>
<l n="40" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">They seek the Lotus and end life's thrall.</l></lg>
<pb n="57" TEIform="pb" id="d99e4655"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="41" part="N" TEIform="l">The spirit spelled by the Lotus swoons,</l>
<l n="42" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Its beauty summons the artist mood;</l>
<l n="43" part="N" TEIform="l">And thus, perchance, in a thousand moons</l>
<l n="44" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Its spell shall work in our waiting blood.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="45" part="N" TEIform="l">Then souls shall shine with an old-time grace,</l>
<l n="46" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And sense be wrapped in a golden trance,</l>
<l n="47" part="N" TEIform="l">And Art be crowned in the market-place,</l>
<l n="48" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">With Love and Beauty and fair Romance.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e4684"><pb n="58" TEIform="pb" id="d99e4685"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Golden Yesterday</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">AFTER a spell of chill, grey weather,</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">(Green, O green, are the feet of Spring!)</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">The heaven is here of flower and feather,</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Of wild red blossom and flashing wing.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">Hither of old queer flotsam drifted,</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Borne on the breast of an age-old stream—</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Men and women, with hope uplifted,</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Spurred and stirred by a splendid dream.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">Hither they quested, the young and eager,</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The social misfit, the aged, the banned;</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Friends were lacking and fortune meagre,</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And here was promise—the Promised Land.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Each had a goal, a star, a beacon—</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">A good-bye smile, or a soft love-trees—</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">To urge his feet lest his feet should weaken,</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Drag and falter with weariness.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Love and honour, and mirth and pity—</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The joy that brightens, the gloom that chills—</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Dwelt at once in the tented city,</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Set of old in these watching hills.</l></lg>
<pb n="59" TEIform="pb" id="d99e4755"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">The birds aroused them with matin numbers;</l>
<l n="22" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The air was scented with waking flowers;</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">They woke renewed from their starlit slumbers,</l>
<l n="24" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">They toiled, dream-warmed, through the sunlit hours.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">They had their triumphs, their gains, their losses,</l>
<l n="26" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Their noons of laughter, their nights of care.</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">Back on the hills are some rough crosses—</l>
<l n="28" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">A name…a date…and, perchance, a prayer.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">It seems like a dream that flashed and flitted,</l>
<l n="30" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">That reigned a moment and passed away,</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">And only the earth—its kind face pitted—</l>
<l n="32" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Tells the tale of that old, dead day.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">They dug the clay, and they broke the boulders;</l>
<l n="34" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">They turned the creek, and they washed the mould;</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">But vain as makers, and vain as moulders,</l>
<l n="36" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">They lived and wrought in the age of Gold.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">They worked and worried, their labour blotching</l>
<l n="38" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The land's green surface with scar and pit;</l>
<l n="39" part="N" TEIform="l">Yet, all around them the hills were watching</l>
<l n="40" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Flower-crowned, tree-crested and glory-lit.</l></lg>
<pb n="60" TEIform="pb" id="d99e4823"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="41" part="N" TEIform="l">Like time-worn sages the green hills waited—</l>
<l n="42" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Clouds round their foreheads, their hips in grass;</l>
<l n="43" part="N" TEIform="l">They knew that the man at their feet was fated,</l>
<l n="44" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">That he and the work of his hands would pass.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="45" part="N" TEIform="l">A breeze comes down from the highlands, smoothing</l>
<l n="46" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The green young wheat, and a bird makes mirth,</l>
<l n="47" part="N" TEIform="l">And Spring is here, with her soft hands soothing</l>
<l n="48" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The ruined rocks and the wounded earth.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="49" part="N" TEIform="l">The diggers passed: and the last red embers</l>
<l n="50" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Of their night-fires they are ashen grey;</l>
<l n="51" part="N" TEIform="l">But, while hearts beat and the mind remembers,</l>
<l n="52" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">They shall not fade as a dream away.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e4866"><pb n="61" TEIform="pb" id="d99e4867"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Seeker</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">GOOD People, by your fires to-night</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Sit close and praise the red, red wood!</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">The wind is cold, the moon is white;</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">With me who wander 'tis not well; it is not well, but God is good.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">'Fore birth I was foredoomed to roam,</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">To keep my soul and self apart,</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">An alien without hearth and home—</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">With me who wander 'tis not well; there is no warmth of fire or heart.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">I mate with all the wandering winds</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">That roam across the wintry earth;</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">What time behind your close-drawn blinds</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Your firelit faces smile and smile, I would that I might share their mirth.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">But if I entered I should sit</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">A wordless dreamer at your fire;</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">With heart unwarmed and eyes unlit,</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">I should be like a spectre there, shut off from you and your desire.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">And yet, I would that I might warm</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">My heart and hands at your fire-glow;</l>
<pb n="62" TEIform="pb" id="d99e4931"/>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">But headlong seas and shouting storm</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">They thrill my blood, they fill my eyes, they call me forth, and I must go.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">Good People, maids and dames and sires,</l>
<l n="22" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Ye have your little woe and mirth;</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">Ye dream no dream; but there are spires</l>
<l n="24" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">That point to stars, and still point on in spite of this dark, drawing earth.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">It is not well with me to-night,</l>
<l n="26" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And I by that strange shore would be</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">Where, 'twist day's last grey gleam and night,</l>
<l n="28" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">A Wonder wanes that I alone of all the world must seek and see.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">What cliffs they be, what sea rolls there,</l>
<l n="30" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">I do not know; but, spirit-chained,</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">Lost visions fill me with despair,</l>
<l n="32" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And all the washed grey foreland speaks of some strange Wonder that has waned.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">Good People, bread and wine are good,</l>
<l n="34" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And all your visions goodly be.</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">But some may crave for other food,</l>
<l n="36" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And some are seekers from their birth, and dream of lights they shall not see.</l></lg>
<pb n="63" TEIform="pb" id="d99e4991"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">And there is he who fain would find</l>
<l n="38" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">A Wonder by an alien shore:</l>
<l n="39" part="N" TEIform="l">Athwart the seas he speeds his mind,</l>
<l n="40" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">But on the instant fades a light, and lo, the Wonder is no more.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e5008"><pb n="64" TEIform="pb" id="d99e5009"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Arnold Rode Behind</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">WE galloped down the sodden track</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Close buttoned 'gainst the wind;</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">I took the lead with whip and spur,</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And Arnold rode behind.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">The skies were wild; a rending gale</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Ran roaring through the trees;</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">It sounded now like shouting hosts,</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And now like angry seas.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">“Spur on! Spur on!” I turned and cried,</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">“The fatal moments fly!”</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">I cursed him then—his trembling hand—</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">I cursed his bloodshot eye.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">I cursed him for the lust of drink</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">That held his will a slave;</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">For skill to tend and mend was his</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">To succour and to save.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">I thought of her, the golden girl,</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">My life, my love, nigh spent,</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Nigh death, with fever clutching her,</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And what his coming meant.</l></lg>
<pb n="65" TEIform="pb" id="d99e5079"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">Through driving rain and tossing trees</l>
<l n="22" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">I saw her pale with pain;</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">And if my eyes grew wet, perchance</l>
<l n="24" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">'Twas not the wet of rain.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">I turned on Arnold, and I vowed</l>
<l n="26" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">To pay with coin of hate</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">His ten-mile ride, his boasted skill,</l>
<l n="28" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">If he should prove too late;</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">I mixed my words with searing scorn,</l>
<l n="30" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And turned and told him plain,</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">Of how I found him stupid, drugged,</l>
<l n="32" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">With dull and sluggish brain.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">And how the wasted hours went by—</l>
<l n="34" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">I waiting by his side—</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">Till he should wake, and be himself,</l>
<l n="36" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And mount his horse and ride.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">And “Arnold, if she die”—I said—</l>
<l n="38" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">“Be yours the lot accurst—</l>
<l n="39" part="N" TEIform="l">In life to thirst, to thirst in death,</l>
<l n="40" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">In Hell to thirst and thirst.”</l></lg>
<pb n="66" TEIform="pb" id="d99e5147"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="41" part="N" TEIform="l">And so with black and bitter words,</l>
<l n="42" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Close-buttoned 'gainst the wind,</l>
<l n="43" part="N" TEIform="l">With whip and spur I galloped on,</l>
<l n="44" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And Arnold rode behind.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="45" part="N" TEIform="l">No word he said, no answer gave,</l>
<l n="46" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">No bitter curse flung back,</l>
<l n="47" part="N" TEIform="l">But, sagging in the saddle, sank</l>
<l n="48" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">A shamed thing in my track.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="49" part="N" TEIform="l">The skies were lead, and leaden rain—</l>
<l n="50" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">A screen of sullen lead.</l>
<l n="51" part="N" TEIform="l">A wind-blown screen, a blinding screen—</l>
<l n="52" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Fell down from overhead.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="53" part="N" TEIform="l">Though cattle die, and pastures fade,</l>
<l n="54" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">With drought on hill and plain,</l>
<l n="55" part="N" TEIform="l">'Fore God, I pray I may not see</l>
<l n="56" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The like of that blind rain!</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="57" part="N" TEIform="l">The torn leaves swirled about my head;</l>
<l n="58" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The gum-trees tall and stout</l>
<l n="59" part="N" TEIform="l">Waved limbs and tossed tormented crests</l>
<l n="60" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">As in a forest rout.</l></lg>
<pb n="67" TEIform="pb" id="d99e5215"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="61" part="N" TEIform="l">The wind was now like hounds a-hunt,</l>
<l n="62" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And now like hounds that whined.</l>
<l n="63" part="N" TEIform="l">Yet ever on and on I rode,</l>
<l n="64" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And Arnold rode behind.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="65" part="N" TEIform="l">And soon there rose a mighty noise;</l>
<l n="66" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Above the wind it roared;</l>
<l n="67" part="N" TEIform="l">And bursting through the screen of rain,</l>
<l n="68" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">We came to Kelvin's Ford.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="69" part="N" TEIform="l">I reined my horse in mute amaze,</l>
<l n="70" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">A stunned and stricken man;</l>
<l n="71" part="N" TEIform="l">For 'twixt me and my heart's own love</l>
<l n="72" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">A thwarting river ran.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="73" part="N" TEIform="l">I looked upon its maddened waste;</l>
<l n="74" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">I drew a broken breath;</l>
<l n="75" part="N" TEIform="l">I said, “'Tis hopeless—ended all—</l>
<l n="76" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">To dare the Ford were death.”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="77" part="N" TEIform="l">The wind was like a pack of hounds</l>
<l n="78" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Upon a forest-hunt—…</l>
<l n="79" part="N" TEIform="l">And then I heard a splash of hoofs—</l>
<l n="80" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And Arnold rode in front.</l></lg>
<pb n="68" TEIform="pb" id="d99e5283"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="81" part="N" TEIform="l">His face was lit—I vow 'twas lit</l>
<l n="82" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Like glorious evening skies;</l>
<l n="83" part="N" TEIform="l">And, as he turned and smiled, flashed out</l>
<l n="84" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The manhood from his eyes.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="85" part="N" TEIform="l">And then I knew that through his soul</l>
<l n="86" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">A dauntless purpose ran</l>
<l n="87" part="N" TEIform="l">As, shaking shame and sin aside,</l>
<l n="88" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">He rose once more a Man.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="89" part="N" TEIform="l">He fought the river inch by inch,</l>
<l n="90" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Set will against its might,</l>
<l n="91" part="N" TEIform="l">Gave way with it, and came again,</l>
<l n="92" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And conquered in the fight.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="93" part="N" TEIform="l">And saved Her…conquered Death as well.</l>
<l n="94" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">O Heart—so dull, so blind!—</l>
<l n="95" part="N" TEIform="l">Oft-times, denied his chance in life,</l>
<l n="96" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The hero rides behind.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e5338"><pb n="69" TEIform="pb" id="d99e5339"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Midnight and Moonlight</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">AS one singled out from his fellows,</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Enchanted I roam</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">Through night with its music and moonlight,</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And sea-sheen and foam.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">'Twas Beauty herself that awoke me</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And whispered “Arise,</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">I have lit all the lamps of my palace</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">To gladden your eyes!”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">I rose at her bidding, and surely</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">'Tis just as she said—</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">The moon, spilling splendour around me,</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Brimfull overhead;</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Rich perfumes from garden and garden</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Rare blossoms outpour;</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">The sea, broad and bright to the skyline,</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Sings low to the shore.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">The beach, a brave riband of silver,</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">All radiant shines,</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">'Twixt the white of the surf on its sea edge</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And the dark of the pines.</l></lg>
<pb n="70" TEIform="pb" id="d99e5409"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">And the white of the surf on its sea-edge</l>
<l n="22" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">A wonder-light gives,</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">And the dark of the pines is the darkness</l>
<l n="24" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Where mystery lives.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">Can it be that this scene goes unwitnessed</l>
<l n="26" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Except by my eyes—</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">These splendours that start from the ocean</l>
<l n="28" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And rain from the skies?</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">Unaware of the light and the wonder,</l>
<l n="30" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">In slumber sunk deep,</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">Young and old, they lie blind on their couches.</l>
<l n="32" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Eyes lidded in sleep.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">Though pearl-tinted breakers be falling,</l>
<l n="34" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Unvisioned they fall—</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">Oh Sleep! art thou jealous of Beauty</l>
<l n="36" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">To hold them in thrall?</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">How I long for a magical bugle,</l>
<l n="38" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Sweet-throated and clear,</l>
<l n="39" part="N" TEIform="l">To sound through their slumbers and wake them,</l>
<l n="40" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And summon them here!</l></lg>
<pb n="71" TEIform="pb" id="d99e5477"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="41" part="N" TEIform="l">Then old men and young men forth-coming</l>
<l n="42" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Would sigh their delight;</l>
<l n="43" part="N" TEIform="l">And maidens, white-throated, barefooted,</l>
<l n="44" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">In garments of white;</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="45" part="N" TEIform="l">And all would speak well of the bugle,</l>
<l n="46" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And praise its sweet sound</l>
<l n="47" part="N" TEIform="l">That made them the guest-folk of Beauty</l>
<l n="48" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">In radiance gowned.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="49" part="N" TEIform="l">Spell-bound they would stand in her presence,</l>
<l n="50" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Souls steeped in amaze,</l>
<l n="51" part="N" TEIform="l">The thrill of her magic upon them—</l>
<l n="52" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Sea-sheen and moonrays—</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="53" part="N" TEIform="l">Spell-bound with the mystic enchantment,</l>
<l n="54" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Till one in that throng,</l>
<l n="55" part="N" TEIform="l">With a rapture exceeding all raptures</l>
<l n="56" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Of passion and song,</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="57" part="N" TEIform="l">Would beget of his musing a vision</l>
<l n="58" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">As wondrous as she</l>
<l n="59" part="N" TEIform="l">Who was fashioned of dream-stuff and moonlight</l>
<l n="60" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And foam of the sea.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e5546"><pb n="72" TEIform="pb" id="d99e5547"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Allisons</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">ROOF and rafter and window and door</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Totter and tumble in slow decay;</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">The house by the creek is a house no more</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">For the Allison folk have gone away.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">Kept back no more by the hands of men—</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Though here and there bare tracts there be—</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">The bush has come to its own again,</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Little by little and tree by tree.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">Free-footed winds through the doorways pass,</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Whispering much in a guarded tone;</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Plovers call in the knee-deep grass</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">That grows right up to the threshold stone.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Silence, watching the years, has kept</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Vigil here with a muted tongue,</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Since over yon threshold-stone they stept,</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Man and woman, and old and young.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Brown-armed women and bearded men,</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Love and labour and grief and mirth—</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Harvester Time has reaped since then</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Crop after crop from the teeming earth!</l></lg>
<pb n="73" TEIform="pb" id="d99e5617"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">Nights there were when these rafters rang,</l>
<l n="22" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Echoing song till the break of day,</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">Ceasing not till the dawnlights sprang,</l>
<l n="24" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Sudden and red, on the mists of grey.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">Quick to answer to mateship's call,</l>
<l n="26" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Rovers, drovers and horsemen born;</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">Drinkers, fighters and lovers all,</l>
<l n="28" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Laughing the law at times to scorn.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">Hot in anger and loyal in love—</l>
<l n="30" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">That was ever the Allison way;</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">Kith of the hawk and kin of the dove,</l>
<l n="32" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Wild and handsome, and bold and gay.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">Fronting ever with even face</l>
<l n="34" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Drought and danger and care and need;</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">Firm in the saddle and first in the race—</l>
<l n="36" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">That was ever the Allison breed.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">Known and named were the Allison girls,</l>
<l n="38" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Far and near through the country round;</l>
<l n="39" part="N" TEIform="l">Some with the noon-gold in their curls,</l>
<l n="40" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Some with the dark of midnight crowned,</l></lg>
<pb n="74" TEIform="pb" id="d99e5685"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="41" part="N" TEIform="l">Dashing riders and dancers all,</l>
<l n="42" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Bonnie of body and clean of mind,</l>
<l n="43" part="N" TEIform="l">Quick to answer at pity's call—</l>
<l n="44" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">That was ever the Allison kind.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="45" part="N" TEIform="l">Tinged and softened with sweet romance,</l>
<l n="46" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Back in the past they rise again,</l>
<l n="47" part="N" TEIform="l">Allison girls at race and dance</l>
<l n="48" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Queening it over the hearts of men.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="49" part="N" TEIform="l">Slim and stalwart, and sweet and bold,</l>
<l n="50" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Mother and maid, and man and boy!</l>
<l n="51" part="N" TEIform="l">Shadows move where they moved of old,</l>
<l n="52" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Toiled, and sorrowed, and had their joy.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="53" part="N" TEIform="l">Part of the past is all their love,</l>
<l n="54" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">All the light of their fires is dead!</l>
<l n="55" part="N" TEIform="l">Kith of the hawk and kin of the dove—</l>
<l n="56" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Dove and hawk in the dark have fled!</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="57" part="N" TEIform="l">Here, where the winds blow brave and blithe,</l>
<l n="58" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Tossing and turning each sapling-top,</l>
<l n="59" part="N" TEIform="l">Harvester Time has swung his scythe,</l>
<l n="60" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Cleared his swath, and reaped his crop.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e5754"><pb n="75" TEIform="pb" id="d99e5755"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Gardener</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">WITHIN this garden space are set</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">Sweet mignonette and violet,</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">Sunk in rich mould; at dawn and night</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">Their leaves dew-wet.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">Who set them in the kindly loam</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">Lies buried 'neath the clover-foam</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Of alien meadows, far away</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">From his loved home.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">If it be glory thus to pass</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">For Honour's sake, and 'neath the grass</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Red-wounded lie, then he, in truth,</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Great glory has.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Yet, blossoms that he loved and set!—</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Sweet mignonette, sweet violet—</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Not Honour's self, nor Glory's crown,</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">Can stay regret.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">'Twixt bud of leaf and fall of leaf,</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">Why should Fate in an hour so brief</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Wreck flower and flower, and nurse alone</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">The cypress—Grief?</l></lg>
<pb n="76" TEIform="pb" id="d99e5825"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">He is not gone—not all of him;</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">For trees have memories; leaf and limb</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">Shall breathe his name, and grateful flowers</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">At twilight dim.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">For like these blooms, he left behind</l>
<l n="26" part="N" TEIform="l">Some fragrance, subtle and refined—</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">A memoried sweetness that shall haunt</l>
<l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l">Tree, flower and wind.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e5854"><pb n="77" TEIform="pb" id="d99e5855"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Black Hound</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">WHITE-TOOTHED is the Black Hound,</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And ever, as he comes after,</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">There is no sweetness in wine,</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Nor is there joyance in laughter.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">Red-tongued is the Black Hound,</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And ever, as he speeds baying,</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">There is no shaking him off,</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Nor is there stopping or staying.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">Keen-sensed in the thick dark</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">He follows for ever and ever;</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Nought stays him in his pursuit—</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Nor marsh, nor mountain, nor river.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Day-long through the broad light,</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">His tongue like a flame outleaping,</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">He hunts; and we fly before,</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Wan-faced, foot-weary and weeping.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Night-through in the still hours</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">When stars in the sky assemble,</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">We hear his cry on the roads,</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And startled, staring, we tremble.</l></lg>
<pb n="78" TEIform="pb" id="d99e5925"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">White-toothed is the Black Hound,</l>
<l n="22" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And speed to his limbs is given;</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">God help and pity us all</l>
<l n="24" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Who fly for ever, hard-driven!</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">Time comes when the feet fail</l>
<l n="26" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Or drag on the ways, unwilling;</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">Then fast, froth-flakes on his jaws,</l>
<l n="28" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">He speeds keen-fanged to the killing.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">Then some, as they pass, say—</l>
<l n="30" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Few pausing, and weeping, fewer—</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">“Hound-work is this that we see,</l>
<l n="32" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Fang-work of him, the Pursuer!”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">Black Care is the Black Hound,</l>
<l n="34" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And ever 'tis his to follow</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">Pale men from birth to that hour</l>
<l n="36" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">When grave-mouths open and swallow.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e5981"><pb n="79" TEIform="pb" id="d99e5982"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Greater Love</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">ONCE upon a time,</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Little Golden-Head,</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">Steeples used to chime,</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And their chiming said:</l>
<l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">“Peace is in the land—</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">Joy on every hand.”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Glowing youths and men</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Rose and went their ways,</l>
<l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">Some to hill and glen,</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Some to shining bays.</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">And they left behind</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Ills of heart and mind.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Oh, but it was sweet</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Underneath the trees,</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Bare of throat and feet,</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Bathed in golden ease,</l>
<l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Two and two to lie</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">While the hours went by!</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Sweet indeed it was</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Thus to lie and laze,</l>
<l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">Couched upon the grass</l>
<l n="22" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Through the shining days—</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">Sweet to breathe the air,</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">Free of toil and care!</l></lg>
<pb n="80" TEIform="pb" id="d99e6063"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">On the beaches then,</l>
<l n="26" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Sporting with the sea,</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">Gathered brown-limbed men</l>
<l n="28" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Graced like statuary</l>
<l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">Chiselled by some bold</l>
<l n="30" part="N" TEIform="l">Master hand of old.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">All were guests of Joy;</l>
<l n="32" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">All his sportive clan—</l>
<l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">Here a shouting boy,</l>
<l n="34" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">There a jesting man,</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">While the breakers hymned,</l>
<l n="36" part="N" TEIform="l">Braving them, stout-limbed.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">Listen, Golden-Head!</l>
<l n="38" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Came a Wondrous One</l>
<l n="39" part="N" TEIform="l">Unto each, and said:</l>
<l n="40" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">“Look on me, my son!</l>
<l n="41" part="N" TEIform="l">Am I not above</l>
<l n="42" part="N" TEIform="l">All things else you love?”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="43" part="N" TEIform="l">Then that love began</l>
<l n="44" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Which is more than life—</l>
<l n="45" part="N" TEIform="l">More than love of man,</l>
<l n="46" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Love of maid or wife;</l>
<l n="47" part="N" TEIform="l">Love of queen or king,</l>
<l n="48" part="N" TEIform="l">Aught or anything.</l></lg>
<pb n="81" TEIform="pb" id="d99e6141"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="49" part="N" TEIform="l">Little Golden-Head,</l>
<l n="50" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Is it well to tell</l>
<l n="51" part="N" TEIform="l">How they wrought and bled,</l>
<l n="52" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">How they fought and fell</l>
<l n="53" part="N" TEIform="l">In their glowing prime,</l>
<l n="54" part="N" TEIform="l">Once upon a time?</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="55" part="N" TEIform="l">Nay, but it is writ</l>
<l n="56" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">That such things must be;</l>
<l n="57" part="N" TEIform="l">Oh the shame of it,</l>
<l n="58" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Oh the tragedy!</l>
<l n="59" part="N" TEIform="l">Oh the days of rue,</l>
<l n="60" part="N" TEIform="l">Oh the glory, too!</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="61" part="N" TEIform="l">Little Golden-Head,</l>
<l n="62" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">By the skies above,</l>
<l n="63" part="N" TEIform="l">By our honoured dead,</l>
<l n="64" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">You shall know that love—</l>
<l n="65" part="N" TEIform="l">Know, and hold the time</l>
<l n="66" part="N" TEIform="l">When 'twas born sublime!</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e6202"><pb n="82" TEIform="pb" id="d99e6203"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Acushla</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">I NAMED her twice, I named her thrice,</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">I named her ten times over;</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">The wind heard, and the singing bird,</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And the bee in the creamy clover.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">Acushla! Acushla!</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The cushat dove is cooing;</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">It's little that a man may do,</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Whose heart is hot with wooing.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">I left the field, the harvest yield—</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The grain was ripe to falling—</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">And ran, and ran, a crazy man,</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And I the whole time calling</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">“Acushla! Acushla!</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The cushat dove is cooing;</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">When Love is keeping holiday,</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">What work is worth the doing?”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Her feet were fleet, her pretty feet</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Upon the hill and hollow;</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">She bade me stay, she cried me nay,</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And still her eyes said “Follow!”</l></lg>
<pb n="83" TEIform="pb" id="d99e6273"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">Acushla! Acushla!</l>
<l n="22" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The cushat dove is cooing;</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">To capture her was sweet, indeed,</l>
<l n="24" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Yet sweeter the pursuing.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e6289"><pb n="84" TEIform="pb" id="d99e6290"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Three Knocks</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">WHEN the owl that scared the mouse</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Fluffed his feathers and sat still,</l>
<l n="3" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And the night around was chill,</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">On the door of yonder house</l>
<l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">Someone knocked,</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">And a hand the door unlocked.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">While the owl, aloof and drear</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Yellow-eyed his vigil kept,</l>
<l n="9" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Down the breeze a crying crept,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">And it seemed to tell of fear—</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Fear and care—</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">It was Life that entered there!</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">When the owl had greyer grown</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">By a score of years and more,</l>
<l n="15" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">On the selfsame cedar door</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">Of yon house that stands alone,</l>
<l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Someone knocked,</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">And a hand the door unlocked.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Yet, though many gracious flowers</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Wreathed the house from floor to roof,</l>
<l n="21" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">In his shadowed haunt aloof</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">Staring sat he through the hours,</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">Unaware</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">It was Love that entered there!</l></lg>
<pb n="85" TEIform="pb" id="d99e6371"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">When the owl had passed away,</l>
<l n="26" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And the mouse, no more afraid,</l>
<l n="27" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">In the tree-glooms frisked and played,</l>
<l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l">On that door at end of day</l>
<l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">Someone knocked,</l>
<l n="30" part="N" TEIform="l">And a hand the door unlocked.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">Once and twice that knock had come,</l>
<l n="32" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Once for Life, and once for Love;</l>
<l n="33" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Towards the night the shadows move,</l>
<l n="34" part="N" TEIform="l">And the land lies still and dumb</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">Everywhere—</l>
<l n="36" part="N" TEIform="l">It is Death that enters there!</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e6412"><pb n="86" TEIform="pb" id="d99e6413"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Red Mist</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">SHE thinks aloud as she sits alone,</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And the magpies call in the evening grey—</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">Oh, sorrow to her with the heart of stone</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Who stole my lover away, away!</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">There is no peace in the light of the moon,</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And little enough in the shine of the sun;</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">And it's grieving and grieving that darkens the noon,</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And troubles me sore till the salt tears run.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">There's Joyce with the red cheeks says to me,</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Herself as gay as a crowned young queen:</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">“It's pale you are, and it's sick, maybe;</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And what is it ails your heart, Noreen?”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">At that I say, with a laugh in my voice</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">(For grief is an ill, dark thing to show):</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">“It's you with your tricks and your capers, Joyce,</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And the imp in your eyes that makes me so.”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">There's one and another from near and far</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Who come with their kind, sweet neighbour-speech;</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">“It's sick you look, and it's pale you are;</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And what have you done with your bloom of the peach?”</l></lg>
<pb n="87" TEIform="pb" id="d99e6483"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">I sit and listen, but may not tell;</l>
<l n="22" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">As an actor plays, I play my part;</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">It's little they'd care (as my heart knows well),</l>
<l n="24" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">If they but knew the hurt of my heart.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">And even Joyce, who is kind as kind,</l>
<l n="26" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Would make a jest of my pain, perchance;</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">For a feather afloat on an idle wind</l>
<l n="28" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Means more to the world than a spoiled romance.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">If I were a man I would do so much—</l>
<l n="30" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Be brave, make light of my weight of care,</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">Bring ease to my mind with a master-touch,</l>
<l n="32" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And find fit food for my heart elsewhere.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">Yet soft and shy as a cooing dove</l>
<l n="34" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">(For that he thought me, and thinks me yet)</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">I cannot rest for remembering love,</l>
<l n="36" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Nor dream of a time when I may forget.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">I think of his kisses that warmed like wine</l>
<l n="38" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">When the low night-winds in the pine trees played,</l>
<l n="39" part="N" TEIform="l">And the lilies, white in the white moonshine,</l>
<l n="40" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">A startling light in the garden made.</l></lg>
<pb n="88" TEIform="pb" id="d99e6551"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="41" part="N" TEIform="l">I think of his voice in those honeyed hours,</l>
<l n="42" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And wonder if words are flowers sometimes,</l>
<l n="43" part="N" TEIform="l">All scent and colour—are chiming flowers</l>
<l n="44" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">That thrill the blood with their magic chimes</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="45" part="N" TEIform="l">And then, the thought of the Other comes,</l>
<l n="46" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Her wiles and wonder and luring lies,</l>
<l n="47" part="N" TEIform="l">And the blood in my ears is a throb of drums,</l>
<l n="48" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And a red mist glimmers before my eyes.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="49" part="N" TEIform="l">And I go to the place where the <hi TEIform="hi">thing</hi> lies hid,</l>
<l n="50" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And its blade takes fire at my burning touch;</l>
<l n="51" part="N" TEIform="l">And I say to myself: “If the world were rid</l>
<l n="52" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Of three lives more, would it matter much?</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="53" part="N" TEIform="l">“Would it matter much in the big world's sight</l>
<l n="54" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">If the sorry farce to the end were played.</l>
<l n="55" part="N" TEIform="l">And three ghosts trod through the Outer Night—</l>
<l n="56" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The Loved, the Lover, the Love Betrayed?</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="57" part="N" TEIform="l">“If one that suffers and two that sing </l>
<l n="58" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Were made cold clay, were it well or ill?”</l>
<l n="59" part="N" TEIform="l">And I grasp the haft of the jewelled thing,</l>
<l n="60" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And stand in the lamplight pale and still.</l></lg>
<pb n="89" TEIform="pb" id="d99e6622"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="61" part="N" TEIform="l">And then I shudder, and sob and sink,</l>
<l n="62" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And lie, eyes hid, with the light turned low,</l>
<l n="63" part="N" TEIform="l">Like one who stands on an awful brink,</l>
<l n="64" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Wild-eyed, and trembling, and breathing slow;</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="65" part="N" TEIform="l">And then comes Joyce with her joyous cries:</l>
<l n="66" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">“Come out in the night, come dance with me!”</l>
<l n="67" part="N" TEIform="l">And I smooth my hair and I soothe my eyes—</l>
<l n="68" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">But I know what the end of it all shall be.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e6651"><pb n="90" TEIform="pb" id="d99e6652"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Vigil</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">THE rain is falling on the roof,</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And no sound else disturbs the wife,</l>
<l n="3" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Except the trees and winds at strife,</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">Now near at hand and now aloof;</l>
<l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">But listening, leaning evermore,</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">She waits a knock upon the door.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Her hair is braided round her head;</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Her eyes are large and fierce and bright;</l>
<l n="9" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Her shapely throat is soft and white;</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">And on her mouth there burns the red</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Of that rich, storied gem that shone</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Upon the breast of Prester John.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Upon the couch her husband lies.</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">How is it that he lies so still?</l>
<l n="15" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Why sleeps he there so pale and chill,</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">The lamplight on his lidded eyes?</l>
<l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Has she not fire, and more than fire</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">To thrill his flesh with hot desire?</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Anon she lifts her rounded arms</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">As though to feel that she is free;</l>
<l n="21" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And her large eyes exultantly</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">Light up, as when the dawn-glow charms</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">With roseate lights that gleam and glance</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">Twin pools to sudden radiance.</l></lg>
<pb n="91" TEIform="pb" id="d99e6733"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">The rain is falling on the roof;</l>
<l n="26" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Yet, though her ears are open wide,</l>
<l n="27" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">There is no other sound outside—</l>
<l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l">No fall of foot, nor tramp of hoof.</l>
<l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">And on his couch with lidded eyes</l>
<l n="30" part="N" TEIform="l">The husband, cold and pallid, lies.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">The midnight sky is wild and black</l>
<l n="32" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And drenches earth with ceaseless tears;</l>
<l n="33" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And now it seems to her she hears</l>
<l n="34" part="N" TEIform="l">Hoof-strokes upon the sodden track;</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">And now she rises, sweet as sin,</l>
<l n="36" part="N" TEIform="l">To let the late night-strayer in.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">The lamplight gleams upon his face,</l>
<l n="38" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And glistens on his reddened spur;</l>
<l n="39" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">He stretches out his arms to her</l>
<l n="40" part="N" TEIform="l">And folds her in a rude embrace.…</l>
<l n="41" part="N" TEIform="l">How can it be the husband lies</l>
<l n="42" part="N" TEIform="l">So still, with heavy-lidded eyes?</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="43" part="N" TEIform="l">Perchance he neither sees nor hears,</l>
<l n="44" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And sleeps unmoved by chance or change.</l>
<l n="45" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And yet.…and yet, it seems so strange—</l>
<l n="46" part="N" TEIform="l">If he be dead there should be tears.</l>
<l n="47" part="N" TEIform="l">Not love nor smiles, nor midnight bliss,</l>
<l n="48" part="N" TEIform="l">Nor mouths that marry in a kiss.</l></lg>
<pb n="92" TEIform="pb" id="d99e6811"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="49" part="N" TEIform="l">The loud winds thrust upon the door,</l>
<l n="50" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The raindrops plash against the roof,</l>
<l n="51" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The trickles from a waterproof</l>
<l n="52" part="N" TEIform="l">Make little pools upon the floor;</l>
<l n="53" part="N" TEIform="l">No foe between, no more apart,</l>
<l n="54" part="N" TEIform="l">They stand, heart throbbing back to heart.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="55" part="N" TEIform="l">Anon she says: “He died this morn.</l>
<l n="56" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">He did not die a whit too soon;</l>
<l n="57" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Life's day, alas, makes towards its noon.</l>
<l n="58" part="N" TEIform="l">He should have died when love was born.</l>
<l n="59" part="N" TEIform="l">He should have died long since. And now</l>
<l n="60" part="N" TEIform="l">Kiss me again—my mouth, my brow!”</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e6853"><pb n="93" TEIform="pb" id="d99e6854"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The House of the Commonwealth</head>
<p TEIform="p">  (JANUARY 1, 1901)</p>
<div2 type="poempart" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div2" id="d99e6861"><head type="div2" TEIform="head">I</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">WE sent a word across the seas that said</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">“The house is finished, and the doors are wide:</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">Come, enter in.</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">A stately house it is, with tables spread,</l>
<l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">Where men in liberty and love abide</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">With hearts akin.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">“Behold, how high our hands have lifted it!</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">The soil it stands upon is pure and sweet</l>
<l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">As are our skies.</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Our title deeds in holy sweat are writ,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Not red accusing blood; and 'neath our feet</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">No foeman lies.”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">And England, storied England, leans her face</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Upon her hand, and feels her blood burn young</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">At what she sees:</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">The image here of that fair strength and grace</l>
<l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">That made her feared and loved and sought and sung</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">Through centuries.</l></lg>
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<div2 type="poempart" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div2" id="d99e6923"><pb n="94" TEIform="pb" id="d99e6924"/><head type="div2" TEIform="head">II</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">What chorus shall we lift, what song of joy,</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">What boom of seaward cannon, roll of drums?</l>
<l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">The majesty of nationhood demands</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">A burst of royal sounds—as when a victor comes</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">From peril of a thousand foes,</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">An empire's honour saved from death</l>
<l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">Brought home again; an added rose</l>
<l n="26" part="N" TEIform="l">Of victory upon its wreath.</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">In this wise men have greeted kings,</l>
<l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l">In name or fame,</l>
<l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">But such acclaim</l>
<l n="30" part="N" TEIform="l">Were vain and emptiest of things</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">If love were silent, drawn apart,</l>
<l n="32" part="N" TEIform="l">And mute the People's mighty heart.</l></lg>
</div2>
<div2 type="poempart" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div2" id="d99e6974"><head type="div2" TEIform="head">III</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">The love that ivy-like an ancient land doth cherish,</l>
<l n="34" part="N" TEIform="l">It grows not in a day, nor in a year doth perish.</l>
<l n="35" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">But, little leaf by leaf,</l>
<l n="36" part="N" TEIform="l">It creeps along the walls and wreathes the ramparts hoary.</l>
<l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">The sun that gives it strength, it is a nation's glory;</l>
<l n="38" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The dew, a people's grief.</l></lg>
<pb n="95" TEIform="pb" id="d99e6997"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="39" part="N" TEIform="l">The love that ivy-like around a home-land lingers,</l>
<l n="40" part="N" TEIform="l">With soft embrace of breast and green, caressive fingers,</l>
<l n="41" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">We are too young to know.</l>
<l n="42" part="N" TEIform="l">Not ours the glory-domes, the monuments and arches</l>
<l n="43" part="N" TEIform="l">At thought of which the blood takes arms, and proudly marches</l>
<l n="44" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Exultant o'er the foe.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="45" part="N" TEIform="l">Green lands undesolated</l>
<l n="46" part="N" TEIform="l">For no avengement cry;</l>
<l n="47" part="N" TEIform="l">No feud of race unsated</l>
<l n="48" part="N" TEIform="l">Leaps out again to triumph,</l>
<l n="49" part="N" TEIform="l">Leaps out again to triumph,</l>
<l n="50" part="N" TEIform="l">Leaps out again to triumph, or to die!</l></lg>
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<div2 type="poempart" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div2" id="d99e7039"><head type="div2" TEIform="head">IV</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="51" part="N" TEIform="l">Attendant here to-day in heart and mind</l>
<l n="52" part="N" TEIform="l">Must be all lovers of mankind;</l>
<l n="53" part="N" TEIform="l">Attendant, too, the souls sublime—</l>
<l n="54" part="N" TEIform="l">The Prophet-souls of every clime,</l>
<l n="55" part="N" TEIform="l">Who, living in a tyrant's time,</l>
<l n="56" part="N" TEIform="l">Yet thought and wrought and sought to break</l>
<l n="57" part="N" TEIform="l">The chains about mankind and make</l>
<l n="58" part="N" TEIform="l">A man where Kings had made a slave:</l>
<l n="59" part="N" TEIform="l">Who, all intent to lift and save,</l>
<l n="60" part="N" TEIform="l">Beheld the flag of Freedom wave</l>
<l n="61" part="N" TEIform="l">And scorned the prison or the grave;</l>
<pb n="96" TEIform="pb" id="d99e7078"/>
<l n="62" part="N" TEIform="l">For whom the night-wrack failed to mar</l>
<l n="63" part="N" TEIform="l">The vision of a world afar,</l>
<l n="64" part="N" TEIform="l">The shining of the Morning Star.</l>
<l n="65" part="N" TEIform="l">Attendant here, then, they must be,</l>
<l n="66" part="N" TEIform="l">And gathering close with eyes elate</l>
<l n="67" part="N" TEIform="l">Behold the vision of a State</l>
<l n="68" part="N" TEIform="l">Where men are equal, just, and free:</l>
<l n="69" part="N" TEIform="l">A State that has no stain upon her,</l>
<l n="70" part="N" TEIform="l">No taint to hurt her maiden honour;</l>
<l n="71" part="N" TEIform="l">A Home where love and kindness centre;</l>
<l n="72" part="N" TEIform="l">A People's House where all may enter,</l>
<l n="73" part="N" TEIform="l">And, having entered, meet no dearth</l>
<l n="74" part="N" TEIform="l">Of welcome round a common hearth;</l>
<l n="75" part="N" TEIform="l">A People's House not built of stone,</l>
<l n="76" part="N" TEIform="l">Nor wrought by hand and brain alone,</l>
<l n="77" part="N" TEIform="l">But formed and founded on the heart;</l>
<l n="78" part="N" TEIform="l">A People's House, a People's Home,</l>
<l n="79" part="N" TEIform="l">Begirt with seas and far apart;</l>
<l n="80" part="N" TEIform="l">A People's House, where all may roam</l>
<l n="81" part="N" TEIform="l">The many rooms and be at ease;</l>
<l n="82" part="N" TEIform="l">A People's House, with tower and dome;</l>
<l n="83" part="N" TEIform="l">And over all a People's Flag—</l>
<l n="84" part="N" TEIform="l">A Flag upon the breeze.</l></lg>
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<div2 type="poempart" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div2" id="d99e7154"><pb n="97" TEIform="pb" id="d99e7155"/><head type="div2" TEIform="head">V</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="85" part="N" TEIform="l">Behold how, hand in hand, we trust</l>
<l n="86" part="N" TEIform="l">The future fearlessly, content</l>
<l n="87" part="N" TEIform="l">To feel that here the common breast</l>
<l n="88" part="N" TEIform="l">Will nurse the truth, that nought unjust</l>
<l n="89" part="N" TEIform="l">Shall stain or shame our Continent,</l>
<l n="90" part="N" TEIform="l">That each will seek to give the best</l>
<l n="91" part="N" TEIform="l">His heart doth hold, to make his housemates' path in life</l>
<l n="92" part="N" TEIform="l">A broad way, smooth, and cool, and free of strife.</l>
<l n="93" part="N" TEIform="l">The North still lingers in our blood—</l>
<l n="94" part="N" TEIform="l">O well for us! But softer suns</l>
<l n="95" part="N" TEIform="l">May clog our veins and steal our might;</l>
<l n="96" part="N" TEIform="l">Beware, beware the lotus-mood!</l>
<l n="97" part="N" TEIform="l">Toil on, strive on, till fiercer runs</l>
<l n="98" part="N" TEIform="l">The great race-artery, and bright</l>
<l n="99" part="N" TEIform="l">As eagles' be our gaze, our strength the strength of steel,</l>
<l n="100" part="N" TEIform="l">To look the Future in the face, to meet her, woe or weal.</l></lg>
</div2>
<div2 type="poempart" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div2" id="d99e7211"><head type="div2" TEIform="head">VI</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="101" part="N" TEIform="l">O Light in the Darkness,</l>
<l n="102" part="N" TEIform="l">O Beacon above us!</l>
<l n="103" part="N" TEIform="l">Lend counsel and light,</l>
<l n="104" part="N" TEIform="l">Be near us and love us.</l></lg>
<pb n="98" TEIform="pb" id="d99e7228"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="105" part="N" TEIform="l">O Maker of Nations,</l>
<l n="106" part="N" TEIform="l">Bestead us and make us</l>
<l n="107" part="N" TEIform="l">So firm in the future</l>
<l n="108" part="N" TEIform="l">That nothing shall shake us!</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="109" part="N" TEIform="l">We built for Thy Glory,</l>
<l n="110" part="N" TEIform="l">Thy Wisdom beseeching;</l>
<l n="111" part="N" TEIform="l">We founded and fashioned</l>
<l n="112" part="N" TEIform="l">Our house on Thy Teaching.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="113" part="N" TEIform="l">Lest treason should rend it,</l>
<l n="114" part="N" TEIform="l">Or red war enfold it,</l>
<l n="115" part="N" TEIform="l">Be near it, O Maker,</l>
<l n="116" part="N" TEIform="l">Be near and uphold it!</l></lg>
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</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e7272"><pb n="99" TEIform="pb" id="d99e7273"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Swamp</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">FOR one whole day and a long night through</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">We made our camp</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">In a she-oak grove by a coastal swamp.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">Our tent gleamed white in the she-oak trees,</l>
<l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">Whose falling hair</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">Made a soft, brown mist in the sweet blue air.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">A sound subdued from their tresses rose—</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">A moan, a sigh</l>
<l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">As of unseen seas, when the breeze went by.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">'Twas wattle-time, and the scented bloom,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">New lit and young,</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">In a mass of gold from the still trees hung.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">There music dwelt, and a splendour moved</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Through all the day</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">From the green of dawn to the twilight gray.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">For careless ever, like one who goes</l>
<l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Where Joyance leads,</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">Sang the little reed-bird in the tall, green reeds.</l></lg>
<pb n="100" TEIform="pb" id="d99e7338"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Blue, swift and slender the dragonflies</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">A-hawking flew,</l>
<l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">And a hawk hung poised in the burning blue.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">A crane, slow-flapping its great wings, passed</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">Across the scene,</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">And a parrot jewelled the leafy screen.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">In twos and threes from the hills around</l>
<l n="26" part="N" TEIform="l">The peewits came,</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">And the brush-flower burnt like a crimson flame.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l">On ti-tree trunk and on frond and log</l>
<l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">The lizards slept,</l>
<l n="30" part="N" TEIform="l">While the sun moved west, and the shadows crept.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">The sun moved west, and the tall hills sent</l>
<l n="32" part="N" TEIform="l">Broad shadows east,</l>
<l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">And the reed-bird's song in the reed-beds ceased.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="34" part="N" TEIform="l">Then fell a hush, and within that hush </l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">Rose, clear and shrill,</l>
<l n="36" part="N" TEIform="l">A cicada note on a distant hill.</l></lg>
<pb n="101" TEIform="pb" id="d99e7401"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">A note of farewell, it seemed to us,</l>
<l n="38" part="N" TEIform="l">Its singing bore;</l>
<l n="39" part="N" TEIform="l">And the night came down, and it sang no more.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="40" part="N" TEIform="l">Night came with shadows and fitful gleams</l>
<l n="41" part="N" TEIform="l">And mist and damp,</l>
<l n="42" part="N" TEIform="l">And our fire burned red by the coastal swamp.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="43" part="N" TEIform="l">Then life not known of the daytime woke—</l>
<l n="44" part="N" TEIform="l">That life that preys</l>
<l n="45" part="N" TEIform="l">On the feathered things of the leafy ways.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="46" part="N" TEIform="l">We heard feet moving, and velvet wings</l>
<l n="47" part="N" TEIform="l">On swamp and height,</l>
<l n="48" part="N" TEIform="l">And a dingo howling across the night.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="49" part="N" TEIform="l">As, faces lit by the red camp-fire,</l>
<l n="50" part="N" TEIform="l">We mused enthralled.</l>
<l n="51" part="N" TEIform="l">Like a lone, lost spirit a curlew called;</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="52" part="N" TEIform="l">Brown crickets sang in the moisty mould,</l>
<l n="53" part="N" TEIform="l">And every breeze</l>
<l n="54" part="N" TEIform="l">Drew a moaning note from the she-oak trees.</l></lg>
<pb n="102" TEIform="pb" id="d99e7464"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="55" part="N" TEIform="l">And all night long, as they swayed and moaned,</l>
<l n="56" part="N" TEIform="l">Strange fancies woke,</l>
<l n="57" part="N" TEIform="l">And we could not rest for the things they spoke.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="58" part="N" TEIform="l">Thus much and more through the hours we saw;</l>
<l n="59" part="N" TEIform="l">Thus much we heard</l>
<l n="60" part="N" TEIform="l">In that place of blossom and tree and bird.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="61" part="N" TEIform="l">Since then gold wattles have bloomed and bloomed,</l>
<l n="62" part="N" TEIform="l">And moons aloft</l>
<l n="63" part="N" TEIform="l">In the sky have wizened and waned full oft.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="64" part="N" TEIform="l">And yet, at times, when the night is still,</l>
<l n="65" part="N" TEIform="l">In dreams I tramp</l>
<l n="66" part="N" TEIform="l">Through the white sand-dunes to that coastal camp.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e7508"><pb n="103" TEIform="pb" id="d99e7509"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Shell-Music</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg">
<l n="1" rend="indent3" part="N" TEIform="l"><hi TEIform="hi">YOU with the shell to your ear,</hi></l>
<l n="2" rend="indent3" part="N" TEIform="l"><hi TEIform="hi">What do you hear,</hi></l>
<l n="3" rend="indent3" part="N" TEIform="l"><hi TEIform="hi">Slim and so white</hi></l>
<l n="4" rend="indent3" part="N" TEIform="l"><hi TEIform="hi">In the moonlight?</hi></l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">“Oh, I hear surging and shouting and singing,</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">The sea-folk at market—their little bells ringing,</l>
<l n="7" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The tall weeds about them, the green world above!</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">Oh, blithe are the pedlars of ribbons and laces,</l>
<l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">Yet blither and sweeter upon the wide spaces</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The footfalls of Love!”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg">
<l n="11" rend="indent3" part="N" TEIform="l"><hi TEIform="hi">You with the shell to your ear,</hi></l>
<l n="12" rend="indent3" part="N" TEIform="l"><hi TEIform="hi">What do you hear,</hi></l>
<l n="13" rend="indent3" part="N" TEIform="l"><hi TEIform="hi">Waves at your feet,</hi></l>
<l n="14" rend="indent3" part="N" TEIform="l"><hi TEIform="hi">White and so sweet?</hi></l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">“Oh, I hear cooing and kissing and cooing,</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">The sound of sea-folk in their coral groves wooing,</l>
<l n="17" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The red branches round them, the green world above!</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">Oh, sweet are the songs of the witching sea-daughters,</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">But sweeter, far sweeter, upon the wide waters,</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The footfalls of Love!”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg">
<l n="21" rend="indent3" part="N" TEIform="l"><hi TEIform="hi">You with the shell to your ear,</hi></l>
<l n="22" rend="indent3" part="N" TEIform="l"><hi TEIform="hi">What do you hear,</hi></l>
<l n="23" rend="indent3" part="N" TEIform="l"><hi TEIform="hi">Large eyes aglow,</hi></l>
<l n="24" rend="indent3" part="N" TEIform="l"><hi TEIform="hi">Forehead of snow?</hi></l></lg>
<pb n="104" TEIform="pb" id="d99e7606"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">“Oh, I hear shouting and sobbing and sighing,</l>
<l n="26" part="N" TEIform="l">The sounds of the sea-folk in battle-rage vieing,</l>
<l n="27" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The torn weeds about them, the green world above!</l>
<l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l">The merman may shout as he stumbles and slaughters,</l>
<l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">But, ever and ever, I hear on the waters</l>
<l n="30" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The footfalls of Love!”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="31" rend="indent3" part="N" TEIform="l"><hi TEIform="hi">You with the shell to your ear,</hi></l>
<l n="32" rend="indent3" part="N" TEIform="l"><hi TEIform="hi">What do you hear,</hi></l>
<l n="33" rend="indent3" part="N" TEIform="l"><hi TEIform="hi">As you stand there,</hi></l>
<l n="34" rend="indent3" part="N" TEIform="l"><hi TEIform="hi">Pale and so fair?</hi></l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">“Oh, as frost on the seaways the foam-spaces glisten;</l>
<l n="36" part="N" TEIform="l">My heart is the shell, to its echoes I listen;</l>
<l n="37" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Red petals, rose petals around and above!</l>
<l n="38" part="N" TEIform="l">Oh sweeter, far sweeter, than little bells ringing</l>
<l n="39" part="N" TEIform="l">Or market-men shouting, or mermaidens singing,</l>
<l n="40" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The footfalls of Love!”</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e7664"><pb n="105" TEIform="pb" id="d99e7665"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Drovers Twain</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">WHERE was no shadow on the land,</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">No cloud in heaven's dome,</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">When, bearded man and beardless boy,</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">Our hearts alight with morning joy,</l>
<l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">Across the hills of Duckmaloi</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">We drove the cattle home.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">The sunrays danced a merry jig</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">On grass and bracken brown;</l>
<l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">And right and left, and left and right,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">The magpies piped in sheer delight,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">As over creekside flat and height</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">We drove the cattle down.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">With fiery eyes and tossing horns,</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And swaying sides and hips,</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">They moved—red hides and hides of black—</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">And ever, as they left the track,</l>
<l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">We wheeled, and held, and drove them back</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">With shouts and cracking whips.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">There is no joy in all the world</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Of such a bloom and blush</l>
<l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">As that the charging rider feels</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">When at some frenzied scrubber's heels,</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">His stockwhip making curves and wheels,</l>
<l n="24" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">He thunders through the bush.</l></lg>
<pb n="106" TEIform="pb" id="d99e7746"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">Knees gripping hard, he dashes on,</l>
<l n="26" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The swift wind in his hair;</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">Whate'er befall, whate'er betide,</l>
<l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l">All thought of peril thrust aside,</l>
<l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">He feels the glory and the pride</l>
<l n="30" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Of those who finely dare.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">The moving mob was mountain-reared</l>
<l n="32" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And mountain-bred and born,</l>
<l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">Their hides of brand and marking clear—</l>
<l n="34" part="N" TEIform="l">As shy as deer, as swift as deer</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">Who over heath and highland hear</l>
<l n="36" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The huntsman's early horn.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">And yet with dog and spur and whip,</l>
<l n="38" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Our horses flaked with foam,</l>
<l n="39" part="N" TEIform="l">The magpies singing all the while,</l>
<l n="40" part="N" TEIform="l">Through hour and hour and mile and mile,</l>
<l n="41" part="N" TEIform="l">For all their speed of hoof and guile,</l>
<l n="42" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">We brought the cattle home.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="43" part="N" TEIform="l">A score of years has passed away,</l>
<l n="44" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Slow filing on, since then;</l>
<l n="45" part="N" TEIform="l">And Time, who knows no sparing ruth,</l>
<l n="46" part="N" TEIform="l">And Wisdom, armed with bitter truth,</l>
<l n="47" part="N" TEIform="l">Have tamed the heart of reckless youth</l>
<l n="48" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And greyed the beards of men.</l></lg>
<pb n="107" TEIform="pb" id="d99e7824"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="49" part="N" TEIform="l">Yet evermore, when cattle low</l>
<l n="50" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Across the bracken brown,</l>
<l n="51" part="N" TEIform="l">I see again that man and boy</l>
<l n="52" part="N" TEIform="l">As when, alight with morning joy,</l>
<l n="53" part="N" TEIform="l">Across the hills of Duckmaloi</l>
<l n="54" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">They drove the cattle down.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e7847"><pb n="108" TEIform="pb" id="d99e7848"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Tidings</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">THE darkness gripped us, hot, intense;</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The sea snored like some sleeping brute;</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">We stood alert, with every sense</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Like some leashed hound, nerve-thrilled, acute.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">About us clammy dew made wet</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The thin, green leaves and sleeping flowers;</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Strained eyes against the night we set;</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Strained ears, like open doors, were ours.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">No sight! save when across the black</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Broad breast of night fierce lightning tore</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">A ragged gash, a serpent track,</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And thunder answered the sea's snore.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">One sighed, and one would no more stand</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">At easeless rest, but drooping walked;</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Then, though none spoke, one raised his hand</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">As if to silence tongues that talked.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">We heard it! On the granite ground</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">It sounded nigh, and on the beach</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">It grew remote; upon that sound</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">With seeking eyes each questioned each.</l></lg>
<pb n="109" TEIform="pb" id="d99e7918"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">Grouped close, like men of carven stone—</l>
<l n="22" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Chilled stone—we stood with rooted feet.</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">“He comes! What news?” Not hoofs alone</l>
<l n="24" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">In that tense moment swiftly beat.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">Cried one: “Joy rides at such a pace,</l>
<l n="26" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Joy swift of hoof, and light as air!”</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">Said one—eyes sunk, and pallid face—</l>
<l n="28" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">“So too, at times, rides dread Despair!”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">We waited, vexed by dumb surmise,</l>
<l n="30" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Eyes wide, lips wide, tense faces white;</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">Ears served till ears gave place to eyes,</l>
<l n="32" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Sound likewise yielding unto sight.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">He came with headlong speed and dash,</l>
<l n="34" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Fierce lightning lighting land and sea,</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">And in that red, revealing flash</l>
<l n="36" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">He rose and shouted “Victory!”</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e7973"><pb n="110" TEIform="pb" id="d99e7974"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Surrender</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">HERE, in the new day's golden splendour—</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Headlands pushing their foreheads forward—</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">Sweet is the surfer's glad surrender</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">To the will of the wave, as it rushes shoreward.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">Nought in his ears but the breaker's thunder,</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Arrowing on through the surf he flies,</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Foam about him and clean sands under,</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Over him arching the radiant skies.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">Yielding himself as a toy to the ocean,</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Locked and mute in its fierce embraces,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Thrilled and filled with the joy of motion,</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Limbs outstretched, through the swirl he races.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Here, in the gold day's new-born splendour,</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Sea winds sighing in tree and cave,</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Sweet it is in a glad surrender</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Thus to yield to the will of the wave.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e8031"><pb n="111" TEIform="pb" id="d99e8032"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Fiddle and the Crowd</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">WHEN the day was at its middle,</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Tired of limb and slow of pace,</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">Came a fiddler with his fiddle</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">To a crowded market place;</l>
<l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">Lying, cheating, boasting, bragging,</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Men and women walked together;</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Heads were nodding, tongues were wagging,</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Talk there was of trade and weather,</l>
<l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">Talk there was of man's enslavement</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">To the tyrants, Toil and Worry;</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Yet the fiddle on the pavement</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Minding not the noise and hurry,</l>
<l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Singing low and singing loud—</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Spoke its message to the crowd.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Said the fiddle—</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">“Pause and listen;</l>
<l n="17" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">Can't you hear the waters running</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Down the mossy mountain valleys?</l>
<l n="19" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">Don't you see the lyre-bird sunning</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Glossy plumes in fronded alleys?</l>
<l n="21" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Life is glory, life is glamour!”</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">Said the fiddle</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">In the middle</l>
<l n="24" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Of the tumult and the clamour.</l>
<pb n="112" TEIform="pb" id="d99e8113"/>
<l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">Though unheeded seemed the fiddle,</l>
<l n="26" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Bidding each and all rejoice,</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">When the day was at its middle—</l>
<l n="28" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Yet beneath its magic voice,</l>
<l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">Laughing, sobbing, teasing, fretting,</l>
<l n="30" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Men and women met together,</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">Smiled to find themselves forgetting</l>
<l n="32" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Troublous thoughts of trade and weather;</l>
<l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">One bethought him of a cavern</l>
<l n="34" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Cool and sweet with running water,</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">And another of a tavern</l>
<l n="36" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And a tavern-keeper's daughter—</l>
<l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">Ale to drink and lips to kiss—</l>
<l n="38" part="N" TEIform="l">'Twas the fiddle did all this!</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="39" part="N" TEIform="l">Said the fiddle—</l>
<l n="40" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">“Hush and hearken</l>
<l n="41" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">To the song that I am singing,</l>
<l n="42" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">For it is a song entrancing.</l>
<l n="43" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">Telling now of gladness ringing,</l>
<l n="44" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Telling now of children dancing;</l>
<l n="45" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Life is music, life is glamour.”</l>
<l n="46" part="N" TEIform="l">Said the fiddle</l>
<l n="47" part="N" TEIform="l">In the middle</l>
<l n="48" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Of the tumult and the clamour.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e8194"><pb n="113" TEIform="pb" id="d99e8195"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Lovers' Walk</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">BY the slowly flowing river</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">Lies the old, shadowed walk,</l>
<l n="3" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Where the lovers, two and two,</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Ere the falling of the dew,</l>
<l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">Of the sweetest thing on earth in the soft shadows talk.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">For, though honey has a sweetness,</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">As the tasting palate knows,</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Yet young love is sweeter, sure,</l>
<l n="9" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Than the honey, pale and pure,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">That the brown bee gets from the heart of the rose.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Though there's music in the waters</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">And the singing of the birds,</l>
<l n="13" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Yet a richer music dwells</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">In the tale each couple tells</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">In that scene of green enchantment, as they put their hearts in words.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">Though they have not throne or sceptre,</l>
<l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">They are kings and queens, in truth;</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And their realm is all their own,</l>
<l n="19" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And they rule in it alone,</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">For the wonder and the splendour of the world belong to youth.</l></lg>
<pb n="114" TEIform="pb" id="d99e8264"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">Neither man nor maid may hasten,</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">Neither man nor maid may baulk</l>
<l n="23" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The river on its way,</l>
<l n="24" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">As it murmurs, day by day,</l>
<l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">By the singing, scented places of the old Lovers' Walk.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="26" part="N" TEIform="l">There the wattle has its season,</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">And the lily flames awhile,</l>
<l n="28" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And the pink boronia blooms,</l>
<l n="29" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And the orchid lights the glooms</l>
<l n="30" part="N" TEIform="l">Of the deep, green gully and the far forest aisle.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">There the wattle fades and withers,</l>
<l n="32" part="N" TEIform="l">And the lily on its stalk;</l>
<l n="33" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">But new couples, wreathed and crowned,</l>
<l n="34" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Through the seasons round and round</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">Dream their dreams, link their hands on the old Lovers' Walk.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="36" part="N" TEIform="l">There they tell the one tale over</l>
<l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">And they plight again their troth,</l>
<l n="38" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And they bend above the stream</l>
<l n="39" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">In the sunset's dying gleam;</l>
<l n="40" part="N" TEIform="l">It might seem the river cares not, yet the river mirrors both.</l></lg>
<pb n="115" TEIform="pb" id="d99e8330"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="41" part="N" TEIform="l">Oh, how many happy lovers</l>
<l n="42" part="N" TEIform="l">Has that gleaming river glassed!</l>
<l n="43" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Oh, what folk alight with joy,</l>
<l n="44" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Dancing girl, and glowing boy,</l>
<l n="45" part="N" TEIform="l">Youth and Beauty linked together in the dim, sweet past!</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="46" part="N" TEIform="l">Now a frond goes down the current,</l>
<l n="47" part="N" TEIform="l">Now a flower the eddies turn,</l>
<l n="48" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">But the lovers never sigh</l>
<l n="49" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">As they watch them drifting by,</l>
<l n="50" part="N" TEIform="l">Nor bethink them of the moments that are like to flower and fern.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="51" part="N" TEIform="l">Yet a hungry sea is calling,</l>
<l n="52" part="N" TEIform="l">Though a distant sea it be;</l>
<l n="53" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And the lovers' golden hours</l>
<l n="54" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Are as drifting ferns and flowers,</l>
<l n="55" part="N" TEIform="l">And a river, not their river, takes them onward to the sea.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="56" part="N" TEIform="l">Oh, the splendour, and the raptures,</l>
<l n="57" part="N" TEIform="l">And the hours of rose and rhyme!</l>
<l n="58" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Oh, the passion-thirst that sips</l>
<l n="59" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">At the fount of rosy lips!</l>
<l n="60" part="N" TEIform="l">Oh, the slowly-moving waters of the river like to Time!</l></lg>
<pb n="116" TEIform="pb" id="d99e8397"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="61" part="N" TEIform="l">As the fading of the wattle</l>
<l n="62" part="N" TEIform="l">Or the lily on its stalk,</l>
<l n="63" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Or the dewdrop from the grass,</l>
<l n="64" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">So the glory goes, alas,</l>
<l n="65" part="N" TEIform="l">From the sweet dreams dreamt on the old Lovers' Walk.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e8416"><pb n="117" TEIform="pb" id="d99e8417"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Hidden Heart</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">AS I rode out of Lochinvar</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">About me all the scene was fair;</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">The skies, with not a cloud to mar,</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Were filled with fresh and dewy air,</l>
<l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">While making song, a merry throng,</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The thrushes warbled everywhere.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">As I rode out of Lochinvar</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Through Fairydom I seemed to go,</l>
<l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">For round about, and near and far,</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Enchanted lights began to glow;</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">And where I went, on what intent,</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And who I was I did not know!</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">For lo, I met a troubadour</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">As I rode out of Lochinvar;</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">His like on earth is seen no more,</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">With feathered hat and gay guitar;</l>
<l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">And loud and clear, and sweet to hear,</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">He sang a song of love and war.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">As I rode out of Lochinvar</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">He sang a song I somehow knew,</l>
<l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">The while he touched his gay guitar;</l>
<l n="22" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And when I asked him, “Who are you?”</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">“Yourself!” he said—and bowed his head,</l>
<l n="24" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And vanished like the morning dew.</l></lg>
<pb n="118" TEIform="pb" id="d99e8498"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">Though I may see him nevermore,</l>
<l n="26" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">This much in very truth I ken,</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">That one, at heart a troubadour,</l>
<l n="28" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">May seem a sober citizen,</l>
<l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">Who sets afar his gay guitar</l>
<l n="30" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">To seem just like his fellow men.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e8520"><pb n="119" TEIform="pb" id="d99e8521"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">On the Barrier</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">ON the Barrier Ranges,</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Grim, and grey and old,</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">Spring, the Maid of Wonder,</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Spreads her cloth-of-gold;</l>
<l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">Every hill and hollow</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Carpeting with flowers—</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">O for feet to follow</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Through the shining hours!</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">Once I saw the damsel—</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Watched her at her task,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Basking in her glamour</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">As the lizards bask:</l>
<l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">And, if I remember</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Aught of gleam and glow,</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">'Tis that sweet September</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Twenty years ago.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Twenty golden springtides—</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Much—and yet how slight</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Measured with that region,</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Hollow-land and height;</l>
<l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">Biding through Earth's changes,</l>
<l n="22" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Steadfast to its shocks,</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">Oldest of the Ranges,</l>
<l n="24" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Ancientest of Rocks!</l></lg>
<pb n="120" TEIform="pb" id="d99e8603"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">If with sweet recurrence</l>
<l n="26" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Youth renews the Earth,</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">Shall there come no glory—</l>
<l n="28" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Light and song and mirth—</l>
<l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">Unto us who ponder</l>
<l n="30" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Much on banished joys?</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">Spring, thou Maid of Wonder.</l>
<l n="32" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Make us girls and boys!</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e8633"><pb n="121" TEIform="pb" id="d99e8634"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Dread Beyond Death</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">WHY do you shudder and stare,</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Grown cold in a moment and white?</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">The moon's at her full, and the air</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Is flooded with wonderful light.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">There is never a sound or a sign</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Or a shadow of harm in the trees,</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">And the little leaves ripple and shine</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">At the kiss and caress of the breeze.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">You tremble and shudder, my love,</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">As a hare at a hound's flashing fangs—</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">As a bird, when in azure above</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">A poising hawk motionless hangs.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Fear not, and the terror shall yield</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">To peace and to sweetness at length;</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">My love is a guard and a shield,</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">My arms are a fortress and strength.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">“<hi TEIform="hi">I fear not the hawk in the sky</hi>,</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l"><hi TEIform="hi">Or the hound, though his fangs flash anear</hi>;</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l"><hi TEIform="hi">A dread beyond death makes me sigh</hi>—</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">'<hi TEIform="hi">Tis the end of our love that I fear</hi>.”</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e8715"><pb n="122" TEIform="pb" id="d99e8716"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">All of a Piece</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">ALL of a piece were the sunset light,</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">The rose in the tree, and the golden girl;</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">Beauty, the weaver, 'twas that wove them,</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">Weaving deftly, as Beauty can,</l>
<l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">Just to capture the eyes of a man,</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">Just to make the heart of him love them,</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Setting the blood in his veins a-swirl;</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">Ah, the rose, and the girl, its piece-mate!</l>
<l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">Ah, the sunset of rose and pearl!</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">All of a piece are the faded light,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">The rose in the mire and the girl grown old;</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Beauty, the trickster, 'twas that wove them,</l>
<l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Weaving deftly, as Beauty can,</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Just to capture the soul of a man,</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Just to make the heart of him love them,</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">Then to sicken and grow grave-cold;</l>
<l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Fragile wear is the cloth of Beauty—</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">Rose and sunset and girl of gold!</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e8779"><pb n="123" TEIform="pb" id="d99e8780"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Song</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">I SANG of the sun on the waters,</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And then of the wind in the wood;</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">And the people hearkened my singing</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And said that the song was good.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">I sang of the sheep on the mountains,</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And then of the thrush on the hill;</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">And the people hearkened my singing</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And said it was better still.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">I sang of the bliss of lovers,</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And then of their hopes that fall;</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">And the people hearkened my singing</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And said it was best of all.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">For the song that is loved of the people,</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And sought since the world began,</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Is the sad and beautiful music</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Of the loves and sorrows of Man.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e8838"><pb n="124" TEIform="pb" id="d99e8839"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Secret Pool</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">I KNOW a pool unknown to men,</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">Whose green and shadowed secrecy</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">I share alone with bird and tree,</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">And there, when I am sick at heart</l>
<l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">And ill at ease, I draw apart</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">To bathe, and live, and love again.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">All Summertide and all Spring through,</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">In its charmed neighbourhood, the thrush</l>
<l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">And magpie, in the dying blush</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Of sunset and the green of dawn—</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Now nigh, and now in aisles withdrawn—</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Make melody, each day anew.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">And all night long the curious stars</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Through peepholes in its dome of leaves</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Peer down on it, while Silence weaves</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">A lovely spell, a magic calm</l>
<l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">That soothes the soul like healing balm,</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">And breathes a peace that nothing mars.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Ah, sweet, indeed, it is to lave</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">And lose oneself within the cool,</l>
<l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">Soft presence of that forest-pool,</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">Whose sacramental peace is such</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">That flesh and spirit, at its touch,</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">The sleep of little children have.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e8920"><pb n="125" TEIform="pb" id="d99e8921"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Twilight and Peace</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">O GREY and dewy Twilight,</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Thou, who comest softly, bringing</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">Silence sweeter than all music,</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Song of bird or mortal singing;</l>
<l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">Thou, who walkest with thy shadows</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">Through the mountains and the meadows,</l>
<l n="7" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Hither come, hither come;</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">For the morn was dull and dreary,</l>
<l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">And the noon was hot and weary,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">And the hours that followed after</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Were too full of care for laughter,</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And too full of toil for many and too full of tears for some.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">O grey and dewy Twilight,</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">There are those within the forest</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Who are waiting for thy coming</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And the potions that thou pourest,</l>
<l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Bringing balm to feathered bosom,</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">Wilted leaf and withered blossom—</l>
<l n="19" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Bid them sleep, bid them sleep;</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">For their morn was dull and dreary,</l>
<l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">And their noon was hot and weary,</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">And the hours that followed brought them</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">Arid winds that evil wrought them,</l>
<l n="24" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">For the crushing heat lay heavy on each little flower and breast.</l></lg>
<pb n="126" TEIform="pb" id="d99e9001"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">O grey and dewy Twilight,</l>
<l n="26" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">There are those in town and city</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">Who are ailing, ailing for thee;</l>
<l n="28" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">For thou hast the balm of pity,</l>
<l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">And the cooling calm that lingers</l>
<l n="30" part="N" TEIform="l">In a mother's gentle fingers—</l>
<l n="31" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Soothe them so, soothe them so;</l>
<l n="32" part="N" TEIform="l">For their morn was dull and dreary,</l>
<l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">And their noon was hot and weary,</l>
<l n="34" part="N" TEIform="l">And the hours that followed after</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">Were too full of toil for laughter,</l>
<l n="36" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And too full of want for many, and for some too full of woe.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">O grey and dewy Twilight,</l>
<l n="38" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">There is one thou dost resemble;</l>
<l n="39" part="N" TEIform="l">And I feel that 'neath her footsteps</l>
<l n="40" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Even now the airs do tremble,</l>
<l n="41" part="N" TEIform="l">And the shadows fly before her,</l>
<l n="42" part="N" TEIform="l">And the silent stars bend o'er her</l>
<l n="43" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">As she nears, as she nears—</l>
<l n="44" part="N" TEIform="l">Man and maid to joyance wooing,</l>
<l n="45" part="N" TEIform="l">Doves in concert with her cooing,</l>
<l n="46" part="N" TEIform="l">Round about her love and laughter,</l>
<l n="47" part="N" TEIform="l">Golden plenty speeding after,</l>
<l n="48" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And a magic in her presence to make sweet the salt of tears.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e9081"><pb n="127" TEIform="pb" id="d99e9082"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Counsellors</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">AS I went a-walking</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Through the Morning Land,</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">Up came Folly</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And took me by the hand;</l>
<l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">Garbed in velvet doublet,</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Clad in silken hose—</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Bells on his droll cap,</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Bells on his clothes,</l>
<l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">Bells on his shoulders,</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Bells round his waist</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Tinkled as he shouted:</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">“Haste, brother, haste;</l>
<l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Youth's a thing that never will be missed</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Till it's gone, gone for ever, like the dew from the rose!”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Sparkled all the waters,</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Sparkled everything—</l>
<l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Dew on the petal,</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Dew on the wing,</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Dew on the meadows,</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Dew in the air, </l>
<l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">Dew on the tall trees,</l>
<l n="22" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Dew everywhere,</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">Dew on the fine web,</l>
<l n="24" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Gemming each part;</l>
<l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">Dew on the red mouth,</l>
<l n="26" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Dew in the heart;</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">Toil's a thing that never heart will crave</l>
<l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l">In the sweet, sweet morning and the dew-time rare.</l></lg>
<pb n="128" TEIform="pb" id="d99e9176"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">Song and jest I gathered</l>
<l n="30" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Strolling up and down,</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">Talk o' the tavern</l>
<l n="32" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And gossip of the town;</l>
<l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">Storing in my wallet,</l>
<l n="34" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Careless of the throng,</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">Coin of golden fancy,</l>
<l n="36" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Coin of silver song,</l>
<l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">Gems of jovial friendship,</l>
<l n="38" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Keepsakes manifold,</l>
<l n="39" part="N" TEIform="l">Pearls that never gem-smith</l>
<l n="40" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Set in filmy gold.</l>
<l n="41" part="N" TEIform="l">Wealth's a witch that loses half her lure,</l>
<l n="42" part="N" TEIform="l">When the blood runs red, and the pulse beats strong.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="43" part="N" TEIform="l">As I went a-walking</l>
<l n="44" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Through the moonlit land,</l>
<l n="45" part="N" TEIform="l">Up came Prudence</l>
<l n="46" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And took me by the hand;</l>
<l n="47" part="N" TEIform="l">Solemn was her aspect,</l>
<l n="48" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Sober her clothes,</l>
<l n="49" part="N" TEIform="l">Cruel her questions,</l>
<l n="50" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Hinting chilly woes:</l>
<l n="51" part="N" TEIform="l">“Where be you a-going?</l>
<l n="52" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">What have you to eat?</l>
<l n="53" part="N" TEIform="l">Where's your wood and water?</l>
<l n="54" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Where's your bread and meat?”</l>
<l n="55" part="N" TEIform="l">Youth's a thing that never will be missed</l>
<l n="56" part="N" TEIform="l">Till it's gone, gone for ever, like the dew from the rose!</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e9270"><pb n="129" TEIform="pb" id="d99e9271"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">At the Tide's Will</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">WHEN the tide came surging in</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">To the beach it bore</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">Drift-wood and brown weeds—</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">These—and nothing more!</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">As the stranded weeds and wood</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Borne by the sea,</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Tossed at the wind's will,</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Even so are we!</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">When the tide went out again</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">From the beach, it bore</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Drift-wood and brown weeds—</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">These—and nothing more!</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Little peace is ours indeed,</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Little rest we know—</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Weeds at the Tide's will</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Tossed to and fro!</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e9328"><pb n="130" TEIform="pb" id="d99e9329"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Perfection</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">THIS rose, to which each dawn anew</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Come bees to fill their honey-sacks,</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">Though sweet in shape, and scent, and hue,</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Perfection lacks.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">To gain it were to crown one's toil</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And set the very world astir:</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Blow, Rose, make most of sap and soil,</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Strive, Gardener!</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">Though Youth may dwell some honeyed years</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">In Arcady, most true is this—</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">There is no joy unmixed with tears,</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">No perfect bliss.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Though Love, on high adventure set,</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Complete achievement may not know—</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Reach out your white arms, Juliet!</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Climb, Romeo!</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e9386"><pb n="131" TEIform="pb" id="d99e9387"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Voices of the Rain</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">LAST night, when under troubled skies</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The storm went marching o'er the plain,</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">An elfin music seemed to rise,</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">A singing in the rain.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">At first it seemed a prattling child</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">That played alone in young delight,</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">And then it seemed a joy gone wild</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">That sang along the night.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">The raindrops, with their steady beat</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And burden musical and low,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Were like a thousand little feet</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">That hurried to and fro.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">And where the runnels gushed and streamed</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And soaked the grass-roots, dry and brown,</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">A busy band of fairies seemed</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">To patter up and down.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">The air was full of whisperings,</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And all the teeming dark was rife</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">With stir and call that told of things</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">That woke anew to life.</l></lg>
<pb n="132" TEIform="pb" id="d99e9457"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">And then across the darkened waste</l>
<l n="22" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">A sudden shouting wind was hurled;</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">It seemed a messenger in haste</l>
<l n="24" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">With tidings for the world.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">But, till across that streaming scene</l>
<l n="26" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The wind went rushing down the plain,</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">I did not guess what they might mean—</l>
<l n="28" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Those voices of the rain.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">They said: “Farewell to drought and dearth,</l>
<l n="30" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">To Famine, hollow-eyed and nude!”</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">They said: “We are the teeming Earth,</l>
<l n="32" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The gift of plenitude!”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">They said, those voices of the rain:</l>
<l n="34" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">“We are the flesh and blood and breath;</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">We are the meat, the fruit, the grain</l>
<l n="36" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">That succour all from death!”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">They said: “Wherever we may pass</l>
<l n="38" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The hour of plenty comes to birth;</l>
<l n="39" part="N" TEIform="l">We spread the banquet of the grass</l>
<l n="40" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Around about the Earth!</l></lg>
<pb n="133" TEIform="pb" id="d99e9525"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="41" part="N" TEIform="l">“We call,” they said, “and lo, the seed</l>
<l n="42" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Within its mother-soil is stirred;</l>
<l n="43" part="N" TEIform="l">The seasons round 'tis ours to feed</l>
<l n="44" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The fruit, the tree, the bird.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="45" part="N" TEIform="l">“By us the petal is unfurled,</l>
<l n="46" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The flower in purple splendour blooms;</l>
<l n="47" part="N" TEIform="l">We fill the markets of the world,</l>
<l n="48" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And feed its hungry looms.”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="49" part="N" TEIform="l">The moon sent forth one silver ray,</l>
<l n="50" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The fairy voices ceased to sing;</l>
<l n="51" part="N" TEIform="l">Yet far away, and far away,</l>
<l n="52" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">I heard thanks echoing.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="53" part="N" TEIform="l">For cattle lowed throughout the night</l>
<l n="54" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">In deep content across the plain;</l>
<l n="55" part="N" TEIform="l">And I, too, thanked, with meet delight,</l>
<l n="56" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The voices of the rain.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e9581"><pb n="134" TEIform="pb" id="d99e9582"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Noon on the Barrier Ranges</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">THE saltbush steeped in drowsy stillness lies,</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The mulga seems to swoon,</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">A hawk hangs poised within the burning skies,</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And it is noon.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">The river-gums, their leaf-pores closed, distil</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">No fresh and cooling breath;</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">I stand upon an old hard-bitten hill,</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Wide plains beneath.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">Here stood tall mountains when the world was young,</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Their peaks uplifted high;</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Here was the song of many waters sung</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">In days gone by.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">The monarch Change, whose will no power withstands</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Vast lord of might</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">At work by night and day, with tireless hands</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Planed down their height.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">With such to see, and seeing ponder on,</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Such mighty ruin wrought,</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Why should we wonder at proud Babylon</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Brought down to nought?</l></lg>
<pb n="135" TEIform="pb" id="d99e9652"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">Be not amazed, though princes be displaced</l>
<l n="22" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And kingdoms overcast;</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">Are empires more than mountains, basalt-based,</l>
<l n="24" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">That they should last?</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">A sense of things unreal, seen in dream,</l>
<l n="26" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Is over plain and heights—</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">The time-worn rocks, the crumbled earth, the gleam</l>
<l n="28" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Of mirage lights;</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">The horseman riding with a slackened rein</l>
<l n="30" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Alone, a silent man;</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">The weird, dust-sprites that whirl across the plain</l>
<l n="32" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">A little span;</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">The earth-hued lizard, on the sun-baked rock</l>
<l n="34" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Stretched out in stirless sleep;</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">The far-off drover and his dusty flock</l>
<l n="36" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Of travelling sheep;</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">The hidden birds that break the hush, and call,</l>
<l n="38" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And sink again to rest,</l>
<l n="39" part="N" TEIform="l">The dust-storm, hanging, like a crimson shawl,</l>
<l n="40" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Within the west;</l></lg>
<pb n="136" TEIform="pb" id="d99e9720"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="41" part="N" TEIform="l">The white quartz glittering on the umber track,</l>
<l n="42" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The claypans cracked and bare;</l>
<l n="43" part="N" TEIform="l">The poised hawk, hanging like a menace black</l>
<l n="44" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">In middle air;</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="45" part="N" TEIform="l">The wonder of the spacious plain and sky,</l>
<l n="46" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The splendour of it all;</l>
<l n="47" part="N" TEIform="l">The all that is not I—so wide, so high,</l>
<l n="48" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And I so small!</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="49" part="N" TEIform="l">The sun swings on, and up the western verge</l>
<l n="50" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The great shawl-cloud spreads wide,</l>
<l n="51" part="N" TEIform="l">Till sky and plain in oneness meet and merge,</l>
<l n="52" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Fierce-lit, red-dyed.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="53" part="N" TEIform="l">A wind, hell-hot and surged with fury, whips</l>
<l n="54" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The trees upon its path,</l>
<l n="55" part="N" TEIform="l">And all is sudden turmoil and eclipse,</l>
<l n="56" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And cries of wrath.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="57" part="N" TEIform="l">A choking darkness draws across the sun</l>
<l n="58" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And clouds his splendour o'er,</l>
<l n="59" part="N" TEIform="l">And though but half his pilgrimage be done,</l>
<l n="60" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">'Tis noon no more</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e9789"><pb n="137" TEIform="pb" id="d99e9790"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">God's Answer</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">BANNISTER, who lived for gain,</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Counting love and mateship weak,</l>
<l n="3" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Bannister of Coolah Creek</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Once, and once alone, 'tis said,</l>
<l n="5" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Bent his knees and bowed his head,</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">Praying God to send him rain.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Sheep and cattle were to him</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Pounds and pence in wool and hide—</l>
<l n="9" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">That, and nothing more beside;</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Gain, and gain alone, he sought—</l>
<l n="11" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Bought and sold, and sold and bought—</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Bannister, the shrewd and grim!</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Drought might slay his neighbour's sheep,</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Leave his friends with stricken lands,</l>
<l n="15" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Starving stock and empty hands,</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Driving them to ruin's brink;</l>
<l n="17" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Not by so much as a wink</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">Did it cause him loss of sleep.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Loving neither man nor maid,</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Man and maid no pity showed</l>
<l n="21" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">When the Drought, red-handed, strode</l>
<l n="22" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Through the land, and spared him not;</l>
<l n="23" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Then it was, by all forgot,</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">Bannister knelt down and prayed.</l></lg>
<pb n="138" TEIform="pb" id="d99e9871"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">Hands entreatingly out-thrown,</l>
<l n="26" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Head and shoulders bowed with care,</l>
<l n="27" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Bannister sent up his prayer;</l>
<l n="28" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Did that prayer include a friend?</l>
<l n="29" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Nay; but selfish to the end</l>
<l n="30" part="N" TEIform="l">For himself he prayed alone.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">Scarce a stone's-throw from his door</l>
<l n="32" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Coolah Creek, dry-bedded, lay</l>
<l n="33" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Day and night, and night and day</l>
<l n="34" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Staring skyward, stark and dumb;</l>
<l n="35" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">In its single river-gum</l>
<l n="36" part="N" TEIform="l">Sang the shepherd-bird no more.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">Praying long and low, there ran</l>
<l n="38" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Through his mind a vision sweet—</l>
<l n="39" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Waters singing at his feet;</l>
<l n="40" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And his words a torrent poured:</l>
<l n="41" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">“Open Thou Thy floodgates, Lord,</l>
<l n="42" part="N" TEIform="l">Lest I be a ruined man!”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="43" part="N" TEIform="l">Then he rose and sought his bed,</l>
<l n="44" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Sighing as he sank to sleep,</l>
<l n="45" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">While, without, his famished sheep</l>
<l n="46" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">In the darkness moaned their woe,</l>
<l n="47" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And his cattle, lowing low,</l>
<l n="48" part="N" TEIform="l">Sagged with droop of eye and head.</l></lg>
<pb n="139" TEIform="pb" id="d99e9949"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="49" part="N" TEIform="l">Dreams were his with splendour lit,</l>
<l n="50" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Happy dreams of days to be:</l>
<l n="51" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">While his prayer limped leadenly</l>
<l n="52" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Through cold spaces, drear and lone,</l>
<l n="53" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Till, at last, it reached God's throne,</l>
<l n="54" part="N" TEIform="l">And God, bending, answered it.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="55" part="N" TEIform="l">Hot and still the darkness was,</l>
<l n="56" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Hushed and hot the midnight air.</l>
<l n="57" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Drought and death were everywhere,</l>
<l n="58" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Thirst and hunger, pain and grief:</l>
<l n="59" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Stirless hung the wilted leaf,</l>
<l n="60" part="N" TEIform="l">Motionless the brittle grass.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="61" part="N" TEIform="l">Mercy, pity seemed aloof,</l>
<l n="62" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">God remote and cold to man,</l>
<l n="63" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">When a whispering began—</l>
<l n="64" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And the sleeper woke to hear,</l>
<l n="65" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Low at first, then loud and clear,</l>
<l n="66" part="N" TEIform="l">Raindrops drumming on his roof.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="67" part="N" TEIform="l">Little things began to stir,</l>
<l n="68" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Little voices filled the night—</l>
<l n="69" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Whispers, murmurings of delight,</l>
<l n="70" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Till the torrent drowned them all</l>
<l n="71" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">In the thunder of its fall …</l>
<l n="72" part="N" TEIform="l">God had answered Bannister!</l></lg>
<pb n="140" TEIform="pb" id="d99e10028"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="73" part="N" TEIform="l">Thinking thus his troubles o'er,</l>
<l n="74" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Pleased with God, he slept again;</l>
<l n="75" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Bannister, unloved of men,</l>
<l n="76" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Loved of God most surely seemed.</l>
<l n="77" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Coolah Creek, awakened, streamed</l>
<l n="78" part="N" TEIform="l">Scarce a stone's-throw from his door.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="79" part="N" TEIform="l">Dreaming dreams of gain anew,</l>
<l n="80" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Bannister reposed at ease,</l>
<l n="81" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Hearing but sweet melodies,</l>
<l n="82" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Free of loss and free of pain.</l>
<l n="83" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Gorged and swollen by the rain,</l>
<l n="84" part="N" TEIform="l">Coolah Creek a giant grew.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="85" part="N" TEIform="l">Foam upon its torrent swept,</l>
<l n="86" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Leaf and limb went down its flood;</l>
<l n="87" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Like a beast athirst for blood</l>
<l n="88" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Through the dark it ramped and raged;</l>
<l n="89" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Like a lion long encaged,</l>
<l n="90" part="N" TEIform="l">Free at last, it roared and leapt;</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="91" part="N" TEIform="l">Then it burst its banks, and broke</l>
<l n="92" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Bar and barrier in its path</l>
<l n="93" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Shouting, foaming in its wrath …</l>
<l n="94" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Dreaming dreams of golden gain,</l>
<l n="95" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Hides and tallow, wool and grain.</l>
<l n="96" part="N" TEIform="l">Bannister too late awoke.</l></lg>
<pb n="141" TEIform="pb" id="d99e10107"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="97" part="N" TEIform="l">Never more to speak and stir,</l>
<l n="98" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Never more to strive and hoard—</l>
<l n="99" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Self, and self alone, his lord—</l>
<l n="100" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Veins no more with life aglow,</l>
<l n="101" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Body washing to and fro—</l>
<l n="102" part="N" TEIform="l">God had answered Bannister!</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e10129"><pb n="142" TEIform="pb" id="d99e10130"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">In September</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">IN wood-hollows mate the swallows,</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">On the house-tops sparrows marry;</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">Where's the laggard that would tarry</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">When the Spring is up and doing,</l>
<l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">And the doves of Love are cooing?</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">O the lovers she discovers</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Heart and heart together linking!</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">'Tis of them, perchance, you're thinking;</l>
<l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">In this moment's rich completeness</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Tasting over bygone sweetness.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Nay, you gladden not, but sadden</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">At the sight of such surrender</l>
<l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">To Love's impulse, warm and tender,</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">As yon couple, mingling kisses,</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Show—nor dream that aught amiss is.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">Who supposes summer roses—</l>
<l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">When the bee no longer settles</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">On their satin-surfaced petals,</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Young no more, nor sweet, nor tender,—</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">View with scorn their pirate's splendour!</l></lg>
<pb n="143" TEIform="pb" id="d99e10199"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">I remember one September,</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">Light as thistledown or feather,</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">Long with love we strayed together,</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">Careless of wise word or censure,</l>
<l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">On a quest of sweet adventure.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="26" part="N" TEIform="l">Why and wherefore blame them, therefore?</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">Puppets they—yon pretty couple—</l>
<l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l">He so strong and she so supple,</l>
<l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">Dancing fast, and fast, and faster</l>
<l n="30" part="N" TEIform="l">At the will of Love, their master!</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">Little woman, Love is human,</l>
<l n="32" part="N" TEIform="l">Fickle too, and there's the pity;</l>
<l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">Never yet was wench so witty,</l>
<l n="34" part="N" TEIform="l">King so strong, or knave so clever</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">As to make him theirs for ever.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="36" part="N" TEIform="l">Though September blows no ember</l>
<l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">Into flame for you this season,</l>
<l n="38" part="N" TEIform="l">Yet 'tis neither rhyme nor reason</l>
<l n="39" part="N" TEIform="l">Thus to scoff, with chilly phrases,</l>
<l n="40" part="N" TEIform="l">At the flames that she upraises.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e10266"><pb n="144" TEIform="pb" id="d99e10267"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Bequeathal</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">THE night-birds cry in the bush outside,</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And I write here, though the hour be late;</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">And what shall I write of the man who died?</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">“He gave his gold to the poor at his gate!”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">The line is written. Was that his all,</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And did that all exhaust his love?</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">“Nay, nay, write on, while the night-birds call:</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">‘He gave his soul to his God above’!”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">Say on; for in so rich a vein</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">More gold lay waiting to be proved.</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">“ 'T was so! Write this, and write it plain:</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">‘He gave his heart to the wife he loved’!”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">What more? “What more dost thou require?</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">What more was left to give or take?</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Yet more there was. Write this in fire:</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">‘He gave his life for his country's sake’!”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">“Last gift of all, with courage fine,</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Though far from stars that watched his birth.</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">He fell. Write then this final line:</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">‘He gave his clay to the aliens' earth’!”</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e10338"><pb n="145" TEIform="pb" id="d99e10339"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Year's End</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">THE voices of the wind and wave</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">They sigh the Old Year's requiem;</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">The dead are calling from the grave—</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">Good friends, a little space I crave</l>
<l n="5" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">To turn aside and think of them.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">They were as even you and I</l>
<l n="7" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">When you and I were young as they;</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">And yet they knew the way to die—</l>
<l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">Come, think with me, and tell me why</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">It should be thus with hearts so gay.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Ah, blessed be the gracious God</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Who, moulding us from clay and dew,</l>
<l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">From morning dew and clay untrod,</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">So breathed Himself into the sod</l>
<l n="15" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">That we, at best, grow Godlike, too.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">For, treading pleasure underneath,</l>
<l n="17" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">These glory-souls, our country's flower,</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">Arose responsive to that breath</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">And looked into the face of Death,</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And did not tremble at his power.</l></lg>
<pb n="146" TEIform="pb" id="d99e10408"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">Should it not make us sure and tough</l>
<l n="22" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">As tested steel, and unafraid,</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">To feel, though Fate ride robber-rough,</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">That we are fashioned of the stuff</l>
<l n="25" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Whereof these heroes, too, were made?</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="26" part="N" TEIform="l">Though they are dead, and o'er them bends</l>
<l n="27" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">A people's soul in mourning mood,</l>
<l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l">Proud Honour at their grave attends:</l>
<l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">Henceforth we are a nation, friends,</l>
<l n="30" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">By right of sacrificial blood.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">The care-free days of youth are gone;</l>
<l n="32" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">What once we were no more we are;</l>
<l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">And dead are all the dreams that shone</l>
<l n="34" part="N" TEIform="l">Ere we were bruised and hammered on</l>
<l n="35" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The ringing anvils of red war.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="36" part="N" TEIform="l">The Spirit of Immortal Times,</l>
<l n="37" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">With lights that dazzle and entice,</l>
<l n="38" part="N" TEIform="l">Is vitalizing all earth's climes;</l>
<l n="39" part="N" TEIform="l">Once more in golden tones it chimes</l>
<l n="40" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The anthem of High Sacrifice.</l></lg>
<pb n="147" TEIform="pb" id="d99e10474"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="41" part="N" TEIform="l">And yet, though Fame be very fair,</l>
<l n="42" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And great the yearning and desire</l>
<l n="43" part="N" TEIform="l">Of hero-hearts to do and dare,</l>
<l n="44" part="N" TEIform="l">Behold, there stands an empty chair</l>
<l n="45" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Beside a cold and ashen fire!</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="46" part="N" TEIform="l">Because, as even you and I,</l>
<l n="47" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">They loved and were beloved, my friends,</l>
<l n="48" part="N" TEIform="l">Not all the glory-stars on high,</l>
<l n="49" part="N" TEIform="l">The splendid things for which men die,</l>
<l n="50" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Can for their passing make amends.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="51" part="N" TEIform="l">There is a house that waits in vain</l>
<l n="52" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">To give them entrance at its door,</l>
<l n="53" part="N" TEIform="l">When frost's afoot or chilly rain;</l>
<l n="54" part="N" TEIform="l">There is a track across the plain</l>
<l n="55" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">That they, alas, shall ride no more.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="56" part="N" TEIform="l">A whip, a saddle, and a spur!</l>
<l n="57" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">(Ah, love-lit rides! The moon above,</l>
<l n="58" part="N" TEIform="l">Sweet scents around, soft winds astir!)</l>
<l n="59" part="N" TEIform="l">God give him rest! And what of her?</l>
<l n="60" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Why ask? Is love not always love?</l></lg>
<pb n="148" TEIform="pb" id="d99e10541"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="61" part="N" TEIform="l">Dear eyes that pain has made divine,</l>
<l n="62" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Sad eyes that burn with tears unshed,</l>
<l n="63" part="N" TEIform="l">Within whose depths are griefs that pine</l>
<l n="64" part="N" TEIform="l">And pilgrim thoughts that seek the shrine,</l>
<l n="65" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The grave of their beloved dead;</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="66" part="N" TEIform="l">Dear eyes, dear hearts, dear folk, tear-blind,</l>
<l n="67" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Who greet each morn with grief anew,</l>
<l n="68" part="N" TEIform="l">Pale cheeks grown cold, and foreheads lined,—</l>
<l n="69" part="N" TEIform="l">Since God is good and Heaven is kind,</l>
<l n="70" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">There shall be recompense for you!</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="71" part="N" TEIform="l">The Old Year dies; and o'er the waves,</l>
<l n="72" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Wind-borne, there comes a requiem</l>
<l n="73" part="N" TEIform="l">Deep-chanted by a sea that laves</l>
<l n="74" part="N" TEIform="l">The shores they loved. Oh, may their graves</l>
<l n="75" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Give goodly rest and peace to them!</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e10593"><pb n="149" TEIform="pb" id="d99e10594"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">By Momba Tracks</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">THE hearts of the everlasting-flowers</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Shall steal the gold o' the sun</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">When the winter rains have done their work</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And the winter days are done,</l>
<l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">And the desert pea shall hue the rocks</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">By the tracks of Momba run.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">The dew shall gleam on the silken webs</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">That the night-time spider weaves,</l>
<l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">And scatter its gems on the saltbush plains</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And drip from the homestead eaves,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">And the quandong fruit take ruddy fire</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">In the green of the quandong leaves.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">The bees shall saunter from bloom to bloom</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And burthen their honey-sacs;</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">And the drovers ride in the sunset light</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">On the long, long winding tracks;</l>
<l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">But never a man shall pause to pray</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">By the graves of the Barrier blacks.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Deep dug they lie in the mulga scrub,</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">These graves of a dwindling race,</l>
<l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">Stone-piled and bare, where the windy noons</l>
<l n="22" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Swift lights and shadows trace!</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">And the lone, heaped mound is the only sign</l>
<l n="24" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Of a dead man's burial-place.</l></lg>
<pb n="150" TEIform="pb" id="d99e10675"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">They passed away like a feeble flame</l>
<l n="26" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Before the white man's breath</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">(Wherever the white man sets his feet</l>
<l n="28" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The white man comes with death):</l>
<l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">And they lie deep-celled in the moisty mould,</l>
<l n="30" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And the wind their requiem saith.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e10698"><pb n="151" TEIform="pb" id="d99e10699"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Turn of the Road</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">WHERE confident, calm I strode,</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">I walk with hesitant feet;</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">For at yonder turn of the road</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">What shall I meet?</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">The youth of the day has gone,</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And my shadow goes before;</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">I know that the road runs on—</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">I know no more.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">I have travelled a goodly way,</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">As one at a glance may see,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Since the East and the break o' day</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Called out to me.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Though the highway be hard to miss</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">With its signs and stones and such,</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">The worst of the road is this—</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">It turns too much.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">For a part of its length it flows</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">(Too brief is that stretch, alas!)</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">'Twixt hedges of palm and rose,</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">O'er fern and grass.</l></lg>
<pb n="152" TEIform="pb" id="d99e10769"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">The butterfly fancies flit</l>
<l n="22" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">On their lit wings, gossamer-frail;</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">And a host of roysterers sit</l>
<l n="24" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">At cakes and ale.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">With the flight of their glory hour,</l>
<l n="26" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The Fancies flutter and die;</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">And the nectared heart of the flower</l>
<l n="28" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Grows sere and dry.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">Though the cakes and ale are done,</l>
<l n="30" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And the roysterer's moment gone,</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">Yet under the slanting sun</l>
<l n="32" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The road winds on.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">Good-bye to the flower and fern,</l>
<l n="34" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And the hedges at each grass-side!—</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">Maybe at the next road-turn</l>
<l n="36" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">New pleasures hide.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">New pleasures? 'Tis turned, and lo!</l>
<l n="38" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Hot miles and a driving dust</l>
<l n="39" part="N" TEIform="l">'Twixt trees that are grey as woe,</l>
<l n="40" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Gnarled limbs out-thrust!</l></lg>
<pb n="153" TEIform="pb" id="d99e10837"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="41" part="N" TEIform="l">Yet Hope is a bright allure,</l>
<l n="42" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">A light in the hearts of men—</l>
<l n="43" part="N" TEIform="l">At the end of a league, for sure,</l>
<l n="44" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">'Twill turn again.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="45" part="N" TEIform="l">Though the highway be hard to miss</l>
<l n="46" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">With its signs and stones and such,</l>
<l n="47" part="N" TEIform="l">The best of the road is this—</l>
<l n="48" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">It turns so much!</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="49" part="N" TEIform="l">Towards the turn of the roadway you</l>
<l n="50" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">I walk with hesitant feet;</l>
<l n="51" part="N" TEIform="l">When I come to the turn, anon—</l>
<l n="52" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">What shall I meet?</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e10879"><pb n="154" TEIform="pb" id="d99e10880"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Garden Street</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">LONG and drowsy and white and wide,</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">Villas and arbours on either side,</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">Pleasant under the cloudless skies,</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">Garden Street in the sunlight lies.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">Twice a day—at the morning hour,</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">And again when the lights of sunset flower—</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Its pavements ring to the footfall-noise</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">Of men and women, and girls and boys.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">Townward, sprightly of foot, they go;</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Home they come in the evening glow,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Labours over and questing done—</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Some with money and some with none.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Most hours through, from morn to night,</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">It dreams and dreams in the drowsy light:</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">No call is there of the huckster-clan,</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">Of the bottle-oh and the rabbit-man.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Wafted odours of nameless flowers</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">Perfume the march of the golden hours;</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Under the laurels, cooling the eye,</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">Pools of shade in the sunshine lie.</l></lg>
<pb n="155" TEIform="pb" id="d99e10950"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">All day long, and night-long too,</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">Sunlight-sweetened or washed by dew,</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">Leaf and petal and fern and palm</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">Open their lungs, out-breathing balm.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">Now the cooing of doves is heard,</l>
<l n="26" part="N" TEIform="l">Now the song of a single bird;</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">Beetles drone, and the murmuring bees</l>
<l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l">Make their round of the flowers and trees.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">Echoes alone of the trouble and strife,</l>
<l n="30" part="N" TEIform="l">Stir and flurry and noise of life—</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">Hints alone of its fever and heat</l>
<l n="32" part="N" TEIform="l">Steal through the quiet of Garden Street.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">Traffic and Trade with eyes awry</l>
<l n="34" part="N" TEIform="l">Seek the city, and pass it by;</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">Few daylong through its distance wend</l>
<l n="36" part="N" TEIform="l">With money to make or money to spend.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">Yet yesterday, when the moon was sped,</l>
<l n="38" part="N" TEIform="l">Up and down, with a furtive tread,</l>
<l n="39" part="N" TEIform="l">Lounged a rogue with a wistful smile,</l>
<l n="40" part="N" TEIform="l">Whistling a jig on the wind the while.</l></lg>
<pb n="156" TEIform="pb" id="d99e11018"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="41" part="N" TEIform="l">Twice or thrice in the stirless trance</l>
<l n="42" part="N" TEIform="l">Stilling his feet, he paused to glance</l>
<l n="43" part="N" TEIform="l">Over the way to the vine-clad gate</l>
<l n="44" part="N" TEIform="l">Where the laurels droop and the poppies wait.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="45" part="N" TEIform="l">Rogue and robber and fool, I swear—</l>
<l n="46" part="N" TEIform="l">Love was the plunder that brought him there;</l>
<l n="47" part="N" TEIform="l">Love that laughed through a curtain of green,</l>
<l n="48" part="N" TEIform="l">Watching his tricks the while, I ween.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="49" part="N" TEIform="l">Rogue and robber, he went away</l>
<l n="50" part="N" TEIform="l">Sour and sick at the end of day,</l>
<l n="51" part="N" TEIform="l">Empty of hope and sad to see;</l>
<l n="52" part="N" TEIform="l">For bolt and bar on her heart had she.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="53" part="N" TEIform="l">She who lives in the Doric house,</l>
<l n="54" part="N" TEIform="l">Secret and shy as a little mouse,</l>
<l n="55" part="N" TEIform="l">Dainty and dear from head to feet—</l>
<l n="56" part="N" TEIform="l">Pansy. Princess of Garden Street!</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e11073"><pb n="157" TEIform="pb" id="d99e11074"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Drover of the Stars</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">IT is little I care for earth's kings,</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Its emperors, sultans and czars,</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">As I lie in the darkness and dream</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">All alone with my sheep and the stars.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">For as dust of the moment are they,</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Now agleam and now still on earth's breast;</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">But the stars, spreading wide in the night,</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Travel on, ever on to the west.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">My sheep, snugly camped in the dark,</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Misty-white with the pale grasses blend;</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">But where is the camp of the stars?</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And whither, O Night, do they wend?</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Through leagues of dry distance we came,</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Where dust-wreaths, wind-woven, upcurled,</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Since Dawn dropped the rails of the east</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And let the Day into our world.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Slow-moving we travelled the plains,</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Trudging on through the sun and the wind,</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Till Day galloped out of the west,</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And Night set the sliprails behind.</l></lg>
<pb n="158" TEIform="pb" id="d99e11144"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">And now, by my camp-fire alone,</l>
<l n="22" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">A tryst with pale Wonder I keep—</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">That mystical Lady of Dreams,</l>
<l n="24" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Whose hour is the sleep-of-the-sheep.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">Foot-tired in the grasses they lie,</l>
<l n="26" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Mist-pale in the darkness, and dumb;</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">Yet who was it mustered the stars,</l>
<l n="28" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And whence and what leagues have they come?</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">Who keeps them from straying apart?</l>
<l n="30" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Who urges them straight on their route?</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">No answer—none tell me; and lo!</l>
<l n="32" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The Night, though it listen, is mute!</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">Watch 'neath the stars of the Cross,</l>
<l n="34" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Orion, and Venus and Mars;</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">I am but a drover of sheep—</l>
<l n="36" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">But who is the Drover of Stars?</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e11199"><pb n="159" TEIform="pb" id="d99e11200"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Just to Drift</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">DRIFTING down the Harbour,</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Stars on high,</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">Lovers of the surface,</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">You and I,</l>
<l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">Let us never pry and wonder</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">At the things that lie thereunder.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Underneath the surface</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Silver-fair,</l>
<l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">Let us never question</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">What lies there;</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Lest we lose, like some robbed miser,</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">All our treasure, growing wiser.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Lo, it has the beauty</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Of a flower!</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Is it not sufficient</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">For the hour</l>
<l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Just to drift as mists are drifted,</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">Depths unplumbed and veils unlifted?</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Where's the flawless jewel,</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Stainless breast?</l>
<l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">Where's the Love that answers</l>
<l n="22" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Every test?</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">Where's the past that's altogether</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">Cloudless as this radiant weather?</l></lg>
<pb n="160" TEIform="pb" id="d99e11281"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">Drifting down the Harbour</l>
<l n="26" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">On the tide,</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">Careless of all knowledge,</l>
<l n="28" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Let us glide,</l>
<l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">Heedless of what Life discovers,</l>
<l n="30" part="N" TEIform="l">Save that you and I are lovers.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e11303"><pb n="161" TEIform="pb" id="d99e11304"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">After Drafting</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">NIGHT has fallen, night and darkness,</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Night with star and planet splendid;</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">And the earth lies like a giant</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Wrapt in sleep, with limbs extended.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">Rest has stolen on the homestead,</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">On the long day's rush and riot,</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">And no sound of horse or rider</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Breaks the soft and dewy quiet.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l"><hi TEIform="hi">Yet, like heart-cries</hi></l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l"><hi TEIform="hi">After battle,</hi></l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l"><hi TEIform="hi">Comes the calling, ceaseless calling,</hi></l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l"><hi TEIform="hi">Of the dun and dappled cattle.</hi></l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Sleep is sweet, and sweet is silence,</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">When the long day's work is over,</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">For the toiler and the moiler,</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And the rider and the rover.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Not a breeze abroad at night-time</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Sets the barley-grass aquiver,</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">And from dewfall on to sunrise</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Sleeps the curlew by the river.</l></lg>
<pb n="162" TEIform="pb" id="d99e11378"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l"><hi TEIform="hi">Yet no slumber</hi></l>
<l n="22" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l"><hi TEIform="hi">Anguish smothers;</hi></l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l"><hi TEIform="hi">Hark the calling, plaintive calling,</hi></l>
<l n="24" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l"><hi TEIform="hi">Of the robbed and stricken mothers!</hi></l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">Oh, how still are plain and river—</l>
<l n="26" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">How all-sweet, how all-amazing!</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">By the stars' march night is numbered—</l>
<l n="28" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Rising, setting, zenith-blazing.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">Peace has come upon the homestead;</l>
<l n="30" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Passed the long day's rush and riot;</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">Only from the drafted cattle</l>
<l n="32" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Comes a note of sad disquiet:</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l"><hi TEIform="hi">Dun and dappled,</hi></l>
<l n="34" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l"><hi TEIform="hi">Horned and poley—</hi></l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l"><hi TEIform="hi">They are lowing, lowly lowing,</hi></l>
<l n="36" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l"><hi TEIform="hi">With a helpless melancholy.</hi></l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e11441"><pb n="163" TEIform="pb" id="d99e11442"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">“They Shall Come Home”</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">ALTHOUGH they sleep in alien graves afar,</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Where, restlessly, chill winds we know not roam,</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">When Peace has laid the cruel waves of war</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">They shall come home!</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">Their spirit cannot die, though they be dead,</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The young, the brave, the noble, and the dear!</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">And we shall know by some sweet influence shed</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">That they are near.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">Because of them we shall go unafraid</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And front the Future, strong and valorous;</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">They shall come home, when most we need their aid,</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">And hearten us.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">What soul we owned we knew not till they died;</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Upon high nationhood they set the seal;</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">The crude ore taken from the mountainside</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">They wrought to steel.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">What though they passed in all their pride and power</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">With steadfast tread adown the sunset-track</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">To Glory's gates?—in memory's hallowed hour</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">They shall come back.</l></lg>
<pb n="164" TEIform="pb" id="d99e11512"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">And they shall give, in place of heart-distress,</l>
<l n="22" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">To kith and kin, tear-worn and sorrowing sore,</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">A sense of reverence and of sacredness</l>
<l n="24" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">Not known before.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">What though they sleep in unfamiliar earth,</l>
<l n="26" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Where, restlessly, chill winds we know not roam,</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">To stir our blood to deeds of starry worth</l>
<l n="28" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">They shall come home!</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e11542"><pb n="165" TEIform="pb" id="d99e11543"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The River and the Road</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">THE merrymaking's over</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The riverside is still,</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">The Sun, a radiant rover,</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Gone down behind the hill.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">The red Road goes awinding</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Along the riverside;</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">The River, no man minding,</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Winds on to meet the tide.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">O Naiad of green places!</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">I pray you pause and say</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">How many pretty faces</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Looked down on you to-day?</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">The River runs in silence</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">(A fern-frond is her load);</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Just here and just a mile hence</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">She curves to kiss the road.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">And now the kiss is over,</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And now the tryst is done,</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">By flats of fern and clover</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The River ripples on.</l></lg>
<pb n="166" TEIform="pb" id="d99e11613"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">Again the Road turns to her,</l>
<l n="22" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Red-winding through the green;</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">The Road would pause and woo her,</l>
<l n="24" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">But gray rocks stand between.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">And here he rounds a boulder</l>
<l n="26" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And hurries to her side:</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">The River turns her shoulder;</l>
<l n="28" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">She will not be his bride.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">O fickle River, straying</l>
<l n="30" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Through green lands on and on,</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">A fern-tree heard you saying</l>
<l n="32" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">“The Road will come anon.”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">Not so, but you will waken</l>
<l n="34" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">To lonely days and sore.</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">The Road a vow has taken</l>
<l n="36" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">To play Love's fool no more.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">On high the sunset lingers</l>
<l n="38" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">With one still star above,</l>
<l n="39" part="N" TEIform="l">And there the merry singers</l>
<l n="40" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Sing silverly of Love.</l></lg>
<pb n="167" TEIform="pb" id="d99e11681"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="41" part="N" TEIform="l">And now in distance dewy</l>
<l n="42" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">They halt awhile, and so</l>
<l n="43" part="N" TEIform="l">Wave hands with “Coo-ee, Coo-ee!”</l>
<l n="44" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Ho, laggard down below!”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="45" part="N" TEIform="l">If she should cease to worry</l>
<l n="46" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And say, “I love but you”—</l>
<l n="47" part="N" TEIform="l">“O hurry, hurry, hurry!”</l>
<l n="48" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And “Adieu, Adieu, Adieu!”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="49" part="N" TEIform="l">This one last chance I give her</l>
<l n="50" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">To lighten my heart's load,</l>
<l n="51" part="N" TEIform="l">And if she play the River</l>
<l n="52" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Then I shall prove the Road.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="53" part="N" TEIform="l">I caught her, heard her sighing,</l>
<l n="54" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And felt the moment's charm.…</l>
<l n="55" part="N" TEIform="l">'Tis sweet when day is dying</l>
<l n="56" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">To walk so, arm in arm!</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e11736"><pb n="168" TEIform="pb" id="d99e11737"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Red-Tressed Maiden</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">RED she is in a robe of sable,</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Rosy with pictures and tales to tell:</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">She is a fairy, and yet no fable,</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Weaving the dreams that we love so well.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">Out in the dark where the night-winds hurry</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And dead leaves carpet the silent bush,</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">She has a charm for minds that worry,</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">For the worn white face a fresh young blush.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">Tell her a story of some love laid in</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The grave long since with a maiden white—</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">She will not taunt you, the Red-Tressed Maiden</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Dressed in her mantle of starless night.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">With fingers potent as rich wine chosen</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">From dusty cellars where years lie dead,</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">She melts the ice in the veins long frozen,</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The blood runs chainless, and young and red.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Her ears have hearkened the joyous laughter,</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Man-made, maid-lifted through years and years</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">To frescoed dome and to smoky rafter,</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And tears and tears and ceaseless tears.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">Old as the world, and some say older,</l>
<l n="22" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Is she, and yet she is young and sweet:</l>
<pb n="169" TEIform="pb" id="d99e11814"/>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">She heard the story the Cave-man told her,</l>
<l n="24" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">When hearts were bolder and ruder their beat.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">No tale so trifling but she will listen,</l>
<l n="26" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The long day ended, the day's toil done;</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">Then wheresoever her great eyes glisten</l>
<l n="28" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">An ancient battle is fought and won.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">She is ready to hearken to some chance roamer,</l>
<l n="30" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">A lyre on his shoulder, a lilt on his tongue,</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">As she was of old to the blind-eyed Homer</l>
<l n="32" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Who sang high strains when the world was young.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">On winter nights, when the roads are cheerless</l>
<l n="34" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And west winds under a frosty moon,</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">She paints us Summer in colours peerless</l>
<l n="36" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And the broad gold charm of a tropic noon.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">On summer evenings, in sylvan places</l>
<l n="38" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">(The picnic over and stars in the skies),</l>
<l n="39" part="N" TEIform="l">She heightens the blush on sun-kissed faces</l>
<l n="40" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And deepens the dream in dear young eyes.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="41" part="N" TEIform="l">And who is the Maiden? When Night is about you,</l>
<l n="42" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Pile high dry leaves and dead wood, and so</l>
<l n="43" part="N" TEIform="l">Make a light for the darkness within and without you …</l>
<l n="44" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And now do you see her—and now do you know?</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e11889"><pb n="170" TEIform="pb" id="d99e11890"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Two Pictures</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">WE sat by an open window</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And hearkened the sounds outside—</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">The call of a lonely night-bird,</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And the croon of a making tide.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">He was an island-trader,</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And talked of his sunlit home,</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Of the palms and the happy people,</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And reef and beach and foam.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">All that the trader told me</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Was wine to my soul and balm;</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">And I longed for the moonlit beaches</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And the coral and the palm.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">He was browned with the sun and weather</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">(How changed in mood and mien </l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">From the days when the dark-eyed woman</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Was throned in his heart a queen!)</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">He talked of the merry-makers,</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Of the flower-crowned native girls;</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Their eyes with the lure of midnight,</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And their teeth like island pearls.</l></lg>
<pb n="171" TEIform="pb" id="d99e11960"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">No word of the dark-eyed woman—</l>
<l n="22" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">But dance and song and dish,</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">The white of the branching coral,</l>
<l n="24" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The hues of the rainbow fish;</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">Gossip of sport and battle</l>
<l n="26" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">For love and faith and truth,</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">But never a word of the woman</l>
<l n="28" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">He loved in his careless youth.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">The tide on the rocks was crooning</l>
<l n="30" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">(Sole sound), the bird was still;</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">And the night lay hot and breathless</l>
<l n="32" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">On rock and tree and hill.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">Two pictures were limned in the darkness—</l>
<l n="34" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">(And sad, O sad, was the tide!)</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">A home in a sunlit island,</l>
<l n="36" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">A grave on a green hillside.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e12015"><pb n="172" TEIform="pb" id="d99e12016"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">After Cattle</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">WE lit a fire, and straightway camped,</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">And all night long</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">We heard the river sing its song.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">Our horses fed, and neighed, and stamped;</l>
<l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">But else, o'er all</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">A haunted silence seemed to fall.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">The gum-trees raised their lofty crests</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">So high, it seemed</l>
<l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">They mingled with the stars and dreamed.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">As when a tired bird sinks and rests</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">At end of day,</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Head couched on arm, full length we lay.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">But Nature would not let us sleep;</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">She loved so well</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">To talk, and had such things to tell.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">Her fire-fly lamps within the deep</l>
<l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Green gullies shone</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">One moment, and the next were gone.</l></lg>
<pb n="173" TEIform="pb" id="d99e12081"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">The smooth white trunks of ancient trees</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">In stately pride</l>
<l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">Marched up the rugged mountain side.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">No leaf fell fluttering on the breeze;</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">But everywhere</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">A stillness charmed the midnight air.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">And as we lay without a word,</l>
<l n="26" part="N" TEIform="l">In silence camped,</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">Our horses in the darkness stamped.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l">At first, it seemed a timid bird</l>
<l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">Sang soft below,</l>
<l n="30" part="N" TEIform="l">And then … we listened, breathing low.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">We heard, elusive, strange, and shy,</l>
<l n="32" part="N" TEIform="l">A song arise—</l>
<l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">The river voicing many cries.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="34" part="N" TEIform="l">At first, it was a human cry</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">Of sad unrest,</l>
<l n="36" part="N" TEIform="l">Of one cast down and sore distressed.</l></lg>
<pb n="174" TEIform="pb" id="d99e12144"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">And then, an elfin chant it raised,</l>
<l n="38" part="N" TEIform="l">As when men cry</l>
<l n="39" part="N" TEIform="l">“We've silks to sell; who'll buy, who'll buy?”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="40" part="N" TEIform="l">And goods were cried and wares were praised;</l>
<l n="41" part="N" TEIform="l">It seemed like some</l>
<l n="42" part="N" TEIform="l">Far market-place in Fairydom.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="43" part="N" TEIform="l">Yet ever through the chorus stole</l>
<l n="44" part="N" TEIform="l">The sore-distressed,</l>
<l n="45" part="N" TEIform="l">Faint human note of sad unrest.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="46" part="N" TEIform="l">We woke and saw the morning roll</l>
<l n="47" part="N" TEIform="l">In waves of gold</l>
<l n="48" part="N" TEIform="l">Upon the mountains green and bold;</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="49" part="N" TEIform="l">Birds sang, flowers laughed, the grass was green;</l>
<l n="50" part="N" TEIform="l">The sky above</l>
<l n="51" part="N" TEIform="l">Bent over, arching earth with love;</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="52" part="N" TEIform="l">And, riding through that woodland scene</l>
<l n="53" part="N" TEIform="l">Of rocks and rills,</l>
<l n="54" part="N" TEIform="l">We heard the cattle in the hills.</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e12208"><pb n="175" TEIform="pb" id="d99e12209"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Australia's Vision</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">ALL still! and, high above, the sun</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">In cloudless, golden reign—</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">A mirage in the quivering west—</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">A horseman on the plain!</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">Silent, with hand above his eyes,</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">With thoughts undreamed, unguessed,</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Like some bronze shape immovable,</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">He gazes down the west.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">High overhead an eagle soars</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">On proud, wide-spreading wings;</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Crouching, they watch with stricken eyes—</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The furred and feathered things.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">No song, no sound! but arching skies</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">With not a cloud to mar;</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">O horseman, gazing down the west,</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">What seest thou afar?</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Is you a mirage dream, indeed,</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Heat-born, shape-thronged, sublime?</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Or but a mirror of the things</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">That thou shalt know in time?</l></lg>
<pb n="176" TEIform="pb" id="d99e12279"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">What comes and goes in yonder haze?</l>
<l n="22" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">What moving things are these?</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">Are they the masts of battleships,</l>
<l n="24" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Or are they phantom trees?</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">Speak thou, whose eyes are eagle-keen,</l>
<l n="26" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Nor dimmed with old regrets;</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">Are yonder shapes but spectral reeds,</l>
<l n="28" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Or are they bayonets?</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">Look well into the Vision's heart,</l>
<l n="30" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">O horseman on the plain!</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">Trust nought except thine own true eyes —</l>
<l n="32" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">For thine the loss or gain.</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e12321"><pb n="177" TEIform="pb" id="d99e12322"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Western Camps</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">THREE men stood with their glasses lifted,</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Night was around them and flaring lamps:</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">“Here's to the tried and true and sifted;</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">Here's to the flotsam tossed and drifted;</l>
<l n="5" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Here's to the men in the Outcast-camps,</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">“Stars that fall are their lot for ever;</l>
<l n="7" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Lights that perish and stars that fall;</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">Fighting Fate with a brave heart ever—</l>
<l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">Drifting leaves on a wayward river—</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Men for ever in spite of all.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">“Here's to the gallant souls defeated;</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Here's to the strong souls under-trod,</l>
<l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Hope-abandoned and mirage-cheated—</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">And yet, by right of their failure, seated</l>
<l n="15" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Somewhere close to the feet of God.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">“Here's to the heart that braves undaunted</l>
<l n="17" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Toil and trouble for home and wife;</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">Here's to the spirit mocked and taunted;</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Here's to the memory, sorrow-haunted;</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Here's to the soul grown sick of life.</l></lg>
<pb n="178" TEIform="pb" id="d99e12391"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">“Drink to the man at the camp-fire sitting;</l>
<l n="22" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Drink to his mistress of long ago;</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">Well—'twere well—and the time were fitting,</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">If, in the shades of the firelight flitting,</l>
<l n="25" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">She should come with her eyes aglow.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="26" part="N" TEIform="l">“Drink to the purpose, iron, oaken,</l>
<l n="27" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Brought to nought by a wanton's guile;</l>
<l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l">Drink to men with an old love-token</l>
<l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">Somewhere close to their brave hearts broken;</l>
<l n="30" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Drink to the martyred souls that smile.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">“Drink to courage and all fine daring—</l>
<l n="32" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Spirit trampling the flesh beneath;</l>
<l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">Drink to the reckless heart uncaring;</l>
<l n="34" part="N" TEIform="l">Drink to mates at the last pinch sharing</l>
<l n="35" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Their little all in the face of death.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="36" part="N" TEIform="l">“Last toast this … may their hearts discover,</l>
<l n="37" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">On every track that the outcast tramps,</l>
<l n="38" part="N" TEIform="l">A friend in need, and at need a lover,</l>
<l n="39" part="N" TEIform="l">Green grass around them and kind stars over,</l>
<l n="40" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And dreams of peace in their Western Camps.”</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e12459"><pb n="179" TEIform="pb" id="d99e12460"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Shadow-Third</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">THEY met in the old conventional way,</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And married, and that was the end</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">Of a little matter that touched three hearts—</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">A girl, a man, and his friend.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">You see, when he saw her great blue eyes</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The love of his life began,</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">And—well—it was money the woman craved,</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Not flesh and blood and a man.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">She married, for money, her lover's friend—</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And thus it came to be</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">That the man went out of life one night</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">As a wind goes out to sea.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">She did not smile nor sorrow, they say;</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">She showed no sign of care,</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">But, ever since, 'twixt the wedded twain</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">There stands a vacant chair.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">And when they stroll through the street at times,</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Or pace some garden green,</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">They walk so spaced, it will seem to you</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">That a man might walk between.</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e12531"><pb n="180" TEIform="pb" id="d99e12532"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Lagoon</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">WE crept through reed-beds wet with dew,</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The sun went down in gold;</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">Hoisting her round triumphantly,</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The moon showed red and bold.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">The unseen sea upon our right</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">In splendid turmoil broke;</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">The spindrift, driving ceaselessly,</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Was vague as drifting smoke.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">The grass-tree lances spiked our flesh,</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The brushed ferns wet our knees;</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">The she-oaks, crooning steadily,</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Stirred in the late salt breeze.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Thus, pushing on with velvet tread</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Beneath the lavish moon,</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">We saw, spread wide, spread gloriously,</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">All gold, the still lagoon.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">And on its breast (a picture this</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Recalling old-time Dons</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">And Spanish galleons at sea)</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">A squadron of black swans.</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e12603"><pb n="181" TEIform="pb" id="d99e12604"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">By the Quay</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">I KNEW a ship in the magical time</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">Of painted toy and nursery rhyme</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">That quested the world with sails unfurled,</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">And fluttered her flag in every clime.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">Now, once a year, when she came to port,</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">We quitted our lessons, forgot our sport,</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Deserted schools with their tiresome rules,</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">And rushed to her side to pay her court.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">We turned from the town with its ceaseless noise,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Its staring windows and gilded toys;</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">For she was a queen in her gold and green</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">And we were a group of Quayside boys.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">We climbed her yards at the risk of our necks,</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Or grouped wide-eyed on her snowy decks</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">While her sailors told—what time they rolled</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">The quid in their cheeks—of reefs and wrecks.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Great talk they made of the China Seas,</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">The cocoa-nut isles and the scented breeze</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">That came at night in the white moonlight</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">From cinnamon groves and camphor trees.</l></lg>
<pb n="182" TEIform="pb" id="d99e12674"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">They yarned of dolphins and mermaids white</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">And Father Neptune abroad at night—</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">Or, short and tall, yet merry men all,</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">They danced a jig in the sunset light.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">But, best of all, when the night came down</l>
<l n="26" part="N" TEIform="l">Were the songs they chorused of London Town—</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">Now loud, now low—with a Yo-heave-O,</l>
<l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l">And brave, blue eyes under brows of brown.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">Now, kissing the foam when the good ship sped,</l>
<l n="30" part="N" TEIform="l">And poised at her fore with lips of red</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">And a robe of blue, was—what think you?—</l>
<l n="32" part="N" TEIform="l">Why, only a wooden figure-head.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">Just that! no more; but its buoyant poise</l>
<l n="34" part="N" TEIform="l">Was such that it seemed a joy of joys,</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">And its gold-tressed head and its lips of red</l>
<l n="36" part="N" TEIform="l">Were loved, I think, by the Quayside Boys.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">O! the vanished things are the things that most</l>
<l n="38" part="N" TEIform="l">We grieve about—and that Quayside host,</l>
<l n="39" part="N" TEIform="l">Would they sigh if told that their ship of old</l>
<l n="40" part="N" TEIform="l">Is a hulk for coals on the Spanish Coast?</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e12743"><pb n="183" TEIform="pb" id="d99e12744"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Scarlet Cloak</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">ONE may go a-many leagues a-questing yon and hither;</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">One may look on queens and kings, and think the vision bliss;</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">But he who has the wholesome heart, as lightsome as a feather,</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Can find a joy in everything, no matter what it is.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">Golden Miles to Burrawang, when the morn was tender!—</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">How your memory rises up, how it haunts and smiles!</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Back again, and back it comes—all the early splendour—</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">All your length made beautiful, O you Golden Miles!</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">You that wore the scarlet cloak in the pearly morning,</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">When the sun came up the East, and through the heavens strode</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Like a prince of great account, cloud and mist-wreath scorning—</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">What was in the heart of you, waiting by the road?</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Birds of all the bush around were at their greeting matins,</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Some with little twitterings, and some with loud acclaim;</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Cloth-of-gold is fine wear, and fine are silks and satins—</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Finer was the scarlet cloak that wrapped you like a flame.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">You that wore the scarlet cloak in the early morning,</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">When the leaves were dancing all, and the dewdrops glowed,</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Like a flower—a flower of flowers, the dewy way adorning—</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Love was in the heart of you, waiting by the road!</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e12815"><pb n="184" TEIform="pb" id="d99e12816"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Long, Lone Road</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">YOU that had the soft path</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And the lights, brightly glowing,</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">Your laugh is very still, and your hands are very chill,</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And where may you be going?</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">“Though the light of dawn be breaking,</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And the birds of morning call—</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">All the flowers and trees awaking—</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">'Tis the long road I'm taking,</l>
<l n="9" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The long road, the lone road that has no end at all.”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">You that have the red gold,</l>
<l n="11" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And the gift of money-making,</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Since your journey has no end, sure you'll need a heap to spend,</l>
<l n="13" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And how much will you be taking?</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">“O there's little need for spending</l>
<l n="15" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">When the grey shadows fall,</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">And the twilight lies unending</l>
<l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">On the way I'll soon be wending—</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The long road, the lone road that has no end at all.”</l></lg>
<pb n="185" TEIform="pb" id="d99e12879"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">You that had the choice wines,</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">In the frail cups glowing—</l>
<l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">Is there any need to ask if you'll take a golden flask</l>
<l n="22" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">On the road you'll be going?</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">“When I walk, a spirit shrinking,</l>
<l n="24" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Where the grey shadows fall,</l>
<l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">There'll be little need, I'm thinking,</l>
<l n="26" part="N" TEIform="l">For the rich delights of drinking</l>
<l n="27" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">On the long road, the lone road that has no end at all!”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l">You that sought the rich man</l>
<l n="29" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And the ladies—jewelled, glowing—</l>
<l n="30" part="N" TEIform="l">Since the way is far to wend, sure you'll need a true-heart friend</l>
<l n="31" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">On the road you'll be going?</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="32" part="N" TEIform="l">“Nay!—and not an ear shall heed me</l>
<l n="33" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Though I call, call, call,</l>
<l n="34" part="N" TEIform="l">When the beckoning shadows lead me;</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">And no prayer of heart shall speed me</l>
<l n="36" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">On the long road, the lone road that has no end at all!”</l></lg>
<pb n="186" TEIform="pb" id="d99e12939"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">You that had the hard heart</l>
<l n="38" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And the selfish soul uncaring,</l>
<l n="39" part="N" TEIform="l">Is there any deed at all that shall let a comfort fall</l>
<l n="40" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">On the road you'll be going?</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="41" part="N" TEIform="l">“Hush! the lights of day have ended,</l>
<l n="42" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And the grey shadows fall,</l>
<l n="43" part="N" TEIform="l">And, by no sweet thought attended,</l>
<l n="44" part="N" TEIform="l">I must wander, unbefriended,</l>
<l n="45" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Down the long road, the lone road that has no end at all!”</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e12972"><pb n="187" TEIform="pb" id="d99e12973"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Threshold Stone</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">WHEN I went to live in the little house,</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">That stands on the hilltop alone,</l>
<l n="3" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">What touched me most of all</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Was neither roof nor wall,</l>
<l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">But the smooth, worn face of its old threshold stone.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">For when I entered that little house,</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">With its four rooms cool in the heat,</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And its windows clean and bright,</l>
<l n="9" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">There it lay, new-washed and white,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">With its tale of the coming and the going of feet.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Then I lost count of time in that little house,</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">And the world and its things all about,</l>
<l n="13" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And I hearkened there, alone,</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">To the footfalls on that stone,</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Of the young coming in and the old going out.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">And the folk that had dwelt in that little house,</l>
<l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">They were mute, spectre-mute, at my side—</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The young man, strong and bold,</l>
<l n="19" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And the grey man, wise and old,</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">And the little, pinched woman and the new-made bride.</l></lg>
<pb n="188" TEIform="pb" id="d99e13042"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">Oh, often in haste to that little house</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">Came love in the night-time alone,</l>
<l n="23" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And dallied there a while,</l>
<l n="24" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">With a little, wistful smile,</l>
<l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">And with feather-weight feet on the old threshold stone.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="26" part="N" TEIform="l">And men hurried home to that little house</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">When the round of the daytime was o'er</l>
<l n="28" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">With its worry, heat and noise,</l>
<l n="29" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And kissed their girls and boys,</l>
<l n="30" part="N" TEIform="l">And the patient little mothers that waited at the door.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">Though I dwell now no more in that little house</l>
<l n="32" part="N" TEIform="l">That stands on the hilltop alone,</l>
<l n="33" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Yet this I got from it—</l>
<l n="34" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">This human story writ</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">On the smooth, worn face of its old threshold stone.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="36" part="N" TEIform="l">Though they take stone from stone in that little house,</l>
<l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">Making litter of all it has been.</l>
<l n="38" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Yet they shall not destroy</l>
<l n="39" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">All the grief, all the joy,</l>
<l n="40" part="N" TEIform="l">All the youth, all the love that its threshold has seen.</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e13110"><pb n="189" TEIform="pb" id="d99e13111"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Doing Nothing</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">WITH the sorrow on me</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Neighbours come and go—</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">Think me vain and foolish</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Nursing up my woe.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">With the grief-blade in me</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Keen and chill as steel—</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Can I laugh like others,</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Feel the joy they feel?</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">Since he died and left me</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Things don't matter much,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Life, that danced and capered,</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Limps upon a crutch.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Night and day I ponder,</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Drawing weary breath—</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Since to love we're moulded,</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Why should there be death?</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Night and day I'm asking</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Him Who dwells above—</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Since to death we're going,</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Why should there be love?</l></lg>
<pb n="190" TEIform="pb" id="d99e13181"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">When he kissed and left me,</l>
<l n="22" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Oh, he looked so brave!—</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">God be with him sleeping</l>
<l n="24" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">In his far-off grave!</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">What are dress and jewels,</l>
<l n="26" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">What are meat and bread</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">To a lonely woman</l>
<l n="28" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Grieving for her dead?</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">Wan I am with weeping,</l>
<l n="30" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Tired of heart I sink—</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">Doing nothing … only</l>
<l n="32" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Trying not to think'</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e13223"><pb n="191" TEIform="pb" id="d99e13224"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Homeward Going</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">GRAY smoke in the green leaves,</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Someone homeward going,</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">No sound in the lone hills …</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Only cattle lowing.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">Still trees and a hushed world,</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Leaf and limb unshaken,</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">No wind in the tall grass,</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Creeksides bird-forsaken.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">Pale, pale and with mute lips</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">One in shadow lying—</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Near gone from the green world,</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Sorrow nigh him sighing.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Day's strife and a life's strife</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Each in quiet ending;</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Life's light and the dark of death</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Softly interblending.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">One star on a far ridge,</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Home the Homeward going,</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">No sound on the lone hills …</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Only cattle lowing.</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d99e13295"><pb n="192" TEIform="pb" id="d99e13296"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Soul of the Anzac</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">THE form that was mine was brown and hard,</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And thewed and muscled, and tall and straight;</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">And often it rode from the station yard,</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And often it passed through the stockyard gate;</l>
<l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">And often it paused on the grey skyline</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">'Twixt mulga and mallee or gum and pine.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">There was never a task that it would not do;</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">There was never a labour it left undone;</l>
<l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">But ever and always it battled through,</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And took the rest that its toil had won,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">And slept the sleep of the weary-limbed</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Till the stars grew pale and the planets dimmed.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">The form that was mine is mine no more,</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">For low it lies in a soldier's grave</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">By an alien sea on an alien shore;</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And over its sleep no wattles wave,</l>
<l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">And stars unseen on their journey creep;</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">But it wakes no more from its dreamless sleep.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">O Mother of mine, what is is best!</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And our graves are dug at the hour of birth;</l>
<l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">And the form that slept on your shielding breast</l>
<l n="22" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Sleeps soundly here in the mothering earth.</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">And dust to dust! When our part is played,</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">Does it matter much where the change is made?</l></lg>
<pb n="193" TEIform="pb" id="d99e13377"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">O Heart that was mine, you were brave and strong—</l>
<l n="26" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">How strong, how brave, let another tell!</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">You loved the lilt of the bushman's song,</l>
<l n="28" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And loved the land that he loved so well,</l>
<l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">And loved—ah, well!—as well she knew,</l>
<l n="30" part="N" TEIform="l">The sweet, white girl who was all to you.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">O Heart of mine, though your love was great,</l>
<l n="32" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Yet a greater than Love is lord of man;</l>
<l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">The rose-path wound to the garden gate,</l>
<l n="34" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And there the track to The Peaks began;</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">And though storm threatened and skies grew black,</l>
<l n="36" part="N" TEIform="l">You dared the menace and took the track.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">O Heart, when the cliffs were hard to climb,</l>
<l n="38" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">How sweet was home, and her eyes how sweet!</l>
<l n="39" part="N" TEIform="l">How sweet the moments when Love kept time,</l>
<l n="40" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And you and her heart gave beat for beat,</l>
<l n="41" part="N" TEIform="l">And the waters sang, and the sun-rays glanced,</l>
<l n="42" part="N" TEIform="l">And the flowers laughed out, and the saplings danced.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="43" part="N" TEIform="l">Yet better, O Heart, to do as you did</l>
<l n="44" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Than to lie on her breast, as your love-gift lies;</l>
<l n="45" part="N" TEIform="l">For how can Love prosper when Honour lies hid,</l>
<l n="46" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Ashamed to look Love fair and square in the eyes?</l>
<l n="47" part="N" TEIform="l">Though grave-mould be round you, grey grasses above,</l>
<l n="48" part="N" TEIform="l">You live, and shall live, evermore in her love!</l></lg>
<pb n="194" TEIform="pb" id="d99e13455"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="49" part="N" TEIform="l">O Man that I was, you were foe to Death;</l>
<l n="50" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">For Life was fair to you—wonderful, rare;</l>
<l n="51" part="N" TEIform="l">You had your being and drew your breath</l>
<l n="52" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">In ample spaces of earth and air;</l>
<l n="53" part="N" TEIform="l">While ever and always, by night and day,</l>
<l n="54" part="N" TEIform="l">Bright Promise pointed the Golden Way.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="55" part="N" TEIform="l">And yet 'twas your choice to be this thing—</l>
<l n="56" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">A young man dead on an alien shore,</l>
<l n="57" part="N" TEIform="l">Where the immemorial surges sing</l>
<l n="58" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">As once they sang in the days of yore,</l>
<l n="59" part="N" TEIform="l">When Greek and Trojan matched their might</l>
<l n="60" part="N" TEIform="l">And Troy shone down upon the fight.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="61" part="N" TEIform="l">O Man that I was, well done! Well done!</l>
<l n="62" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">You chose the nobler, the better part;</l>
<l n="63" part="N" TEIform="l">Though a mother weep for her soldier son,</l>
<l n="64" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And a fair, sweet girl be sad at heart,</l>
<l n="65" part="N" TEIform="l">Yet the soul of your country glows with pride</l>
<l n="66" part="N" TEIform="l">At the deed you did and the death you died!</l></lg>
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