Enid Derham

(24 March 1882 – 13 November 1941 / Melbourne / Australia)

Poems of Enid Derham

1. A Ballade of Home 1/1/2004
2. Eternal Rest 1/1/2004
3. Farewell 1/1/2004
4. O City, Look the Eastward Way 1/1/2004
5. The Awakening 1/1/2004
6. The Mountain Road 1/1/2004
7. The Suburbs 1/1/2004
8. The Wind-Child 1/1/2004

The Wind-Child

MY FOLK’S the wind-folk, it’s there I belong,
I tread the earth below them, and the earth does me wrong,
Before my spirit knew itself, before this frame unfurled,
I was a little wandering breeze and blew about the world.
The winds of the morning that breathe against my cheek
Are kisses of comfort from a love too great to speak;
The whimpering airs that cry by night and never find their rest
Are sobbing to be taken in and soothed upon my breast.
The storm through the mountains, the tempes

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