Roderic Quinn

(1867 - 1949 / Australia)

Roderic Quinn Poems

81. The Vigil 4/16/2010
82. The Voices Of The Rain 4/16/2010
83. The Voyagers 4/16/2010
84. The Year's End 4/16/2010
85. They Shall Come Home 4/16/2010
86. Tidings 4/16/2010
87. Twilight And Peace 4/16/2010
88. Two Pictures 4/16/2010
89. Western Camps 4/16/2010
90. With The Quandongs 4/16/2010
Best Poem of Roderic Quinn

The Lotus-Flower

All the heights of the high shores gleam
   Red and gold at the sunset hour:
There comes the spell of a magic dream,
   And the Harbour seems a lotus-flower;

A blue flower tinted at dawn with gold,
   A broad flower blazing with light at noon,
A flower forever with charms to hold
   His heart, who sees it by sun or moon.

Its beauty burns like a ceaseless fire,
   And tower looks over the top of tower;
For all mute things it would seem, aspire
   To catch a glimpse of the lotus-flower.

Men meet its beauty with furrowed face,

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Stars In The Sea

I took a boat on a starry night
and went for a row on the water,
and she danced like a child on a wake of light
and bowed where the ripples caught her.

I vowed, as I rowed on the velvet blue
through the night and the starry spendour
to woo and sue a maiden I know
till she bent to my pleading tender.

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