James Brunton Stephens

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

Poems of James Brunton Stephens

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

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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