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Ernest Favenc

(21 October 1845 – 14 November 1908 / Walworth / Surrey / England)

Poems of Ernest Favenc

1. Daybreak In The Desert 4/21/2010
2. In The Desert 4/21/2010
3. Song of the Torres Strait Islands 4/21/2010

In The Desert

A cloudless sky o’erhead, and all around
The level country stretching like a sea—
A dull grey sea, that had no seeming bound,
The very semblance of eternity.

All common things that this poor life contained
Had passed from me, leaving no sign nor token;
My footfall first broke stillness that had reigned
For centuries unbroken.

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