George Charles Whitney
George Charles Whitney was born at Drummoyne, near Sydney, on 25th May, 1884. His father was Australian, his mother English. George was educated at Fort Street Public School and later he studied at Sydney University, where he Graduated B.A., 1906. more »
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George Charles Whitney Poems
Behind the golden western hills The sun goes down, a founder'd bark, Only a mighty sadness fills The silence of the dark.
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(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)
(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963)
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(12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973)
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Behind the golden western hills
The sun goes down, a founder'd bark,
Only a mighty sadness fills
The silence of the dark.
O twilight sad with wistful eyes,
Restore in ruth again to me
The shadow of the peace that lies
Beyond the purple sea.
The sun of my great joy goes down,
Against the paling heights afar,
Gleams out like some glad angel's crown,
A yellow evening star;
The glory from the western hills
Falls fading, spark on spark,
Only a mighty sadness fills ...