Dora Wilcox

(1873 - 1953 / Christchurch / New Zealand)

Dora Wilcox Poems

1. In London 1/4/2003
2. An Evening 1/1/2004
3. The Call of the Bush 1/1/2004
4. Liebesweh 1/1/2004
5. The Wattle Tree 1/1/2004

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.

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