Treasure Island

James Brunton Stephens

(17 June 1835 – 29 June 1902 / Borrowstounness, on the Firth of Forth, Scotland;)

Poems of James Brunton Stephens

21. In a 'Bus 3/3/2010
22. Johnsonian Address 3/3/2010
23. King Billy's Skull. 4/16/2010
24. Macaulay's New Zealander 3/3/2010
25. Marsupial Bill 3/3/2010
26. Marsupial Bill: Part Second. 4/16/2010
27. Mute Discourse 3/3/2010
28. My Chinee Cook 3/3/2010
29. My Other Chinee Cook 3/3/2010
30. New Chum and Old Monarch 3/3/2010
31. Night 1/4/2003
32. Nonsuited 3/3/2010
33. Not Understood 1/4/2003
34. Off the Track 3/3/2010
35. On a Fork of Byron's 3/3/2010
36. Once More 3/3/2010
37. Opening Hymn 3/3/2010
38. Part Second 3/3/2010
39. Progress in the Pacific 3/3/2010
40. Psalm XC 3/3/2010

Not Understood

Not understood, we move along asunder;
   Our paths grow wider as the seasons creep
Along the years; we marvel and we wonder
   Why life is life, and then we fall asleep
   Not understood.

Not understood, we gather false impressions
   And hug them closer as the years go by;
Till virtues often seem to us transgressions;

[Hata Bildir]