Dora Wilcox

(1873 - 1953 / Christchurch / New Zealand)

Dora Wilcox Poems

1. Liebesweh 1/1/2004
2. In London 1/4/2003
3. The Wattle Tree 1/1/2004
4. The Call Of The Bush 1/1/2004
5. An Evening 1/1/2004
Best Poem of Dora Wilcox

An Evening

TO break the stillness of the hour
There is no sound, no voice, no stir;
Only the croak of frogs,—the whirr
Of crickets hidden in leaf and flower.

The clear-cut outlines of a spire
Spring from a mass of eucalypt
Sharply against the sky,—still tipped
With one last gleam of lingering fire.

So solemnly the shadows creep;
On dovelike wings Night flutters down;
Lights twinkle in the little town;
The valley lies in quiet sleep.

So comes the dark, so fades the light,
On all those leagues of tossing ...

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