James Brunton Stephens

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

James Brunton Stephens Poems

41. Quart Pot Creek 3/3/2010
42. Song From “fayette'' 3/3/2010
43. Spirit And Star 3/3/2010
44. Spirit Of Song 1/4/2003
45. Stabat Mater 3/3/2010
46. Stanzas For Music 3/3/2010
47. The Angel Of The Doves 3/3/2010
48. The Boy Crusader 3/3/2010
49. The Chamber Of Faith 3/3/2010
50. The Courtship Of The Future 3/3/2010
51. The Dark Companion 1/4/2003
52. The Dominion 3/3/2010
53. The Dominion Of Australia 3/3/2010
54. The Famine In Ireland 3/3/2010
55. The Gentle Anarchist 3/3/2010
56. The Goths In Campania (Placidia, In The Tent Of Adolphus.) 3/3/2010
57. The Great Pig Story Of The Tweed 3/3/2010
58. The Headless Trooper 3/3/2010
59. The Midnight Axe 3/3/2010
60. The Power Of Science 3/3/2010
61. The Southern Cross 3/3/2010
62. The Squatter's Baccy Famine 3/3/2010
63. The Story Of A Soul 3/3/2010
64. The Turn Of The Road 4/16/2010
65. To A Black Gin 3/3/2010
66. Universally Respected 3/3/2010
Best Poem of James Brunton Stephens

Night

Hark how the tremulous night-wind is passing in joy-laden sighs;
Soft through my window it comes, like the fanning of pinions angelic,
   Whispering to cease from myself, and look out on the infinite skies.

Out on the orb-studded night, and the crescent effulgence of Dian;
   Out on the far-gleaming star-dust that marks where the angels have trod;
Out on the gem-pointed Cross, and the glittering pomp of Orion,
   Flaming in measureless azure, the coronal jewels of God;

Luminous streams of delight in the silent ...

Read the full of Night

The Dark Companion

There is an orb that mocked the lore of sages
   Long time with mystery of strange unrest;
The steadfast law that rounds the starry ages
   Gave doubtful token of supreme behest.

But they who knew the ways of God unchanging,
   Concluded some far influence unseen --
Some kindred sphere through viewless ethers ranging,
   Whose strong persuasions spanned the void between.

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