Treasure Island

Philip Joseph Holdsworth

(1849 - 1902 / Australia)

Poems of Philip Joseph Holdsworth

1. Hast Thou Forgotten Me? 1/1/2004
2. My Queen of Dreams 1/4/2003
3. Quis Separabit? 1/4/2003

Quis Separabit?

All my life's short years had been stern and sterile --
   I stood like one whom the blasts blow back --
As with shipmen whirled through the straits of Peril,
   So fierce foes menaced my every track.

But I steeled my soul to a strong endeavour,
   I bared my brow as the sharp strokes fell,
And I said to my heart -- "Hope on! Hope ever:
   Have Courage -- Courage, and all is well."

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