David MacDonald Ross

(1865 / Australia)

David MacDonald Ross Poems

1. The Dreamer 1/1/2004
2. The Sea to the Shell 1/4/2003
3. Autumn 1/4/2003
4. Love's Treasure House 1/4/2003
5. The Watch on Deck 1/4/2003
6. The Silent Tide 1/4/2003


When, with low moanings on the distant shore,
   Like vain regrets, the ocean-tide is rolled:
   When, thro' bare boughs, the tale of death is told
By breezes sighing, "Summer days are o'er";
When all the days we loved -- the days of yore --
   Lie in their vaults, dead Kings who ruled of old --
   Unrobed and sceptreless, uncrowned with gold,
Conquered, and to be crowned, ah! never more.

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