Sydney Elliott Napier

(25 December 1870 - 3 May 1940 / Sydney / New South Wales / Australia)

Sydney Elliott Napier Poems

1. Russia 1/1/2004
2. Mater Dolorosa 1/1/2004
3. France 1/1/2004
4. All Men Are Free 1/1/2004

Mater Dolorosa

JUST as of yore the friendly rain
Patters its old and frank refrain;
Just as of yore the world swings by
The little window where I lie
Watching the shadows wax and wane.

I see, beyond the Aegean main,
His cross upon the grave-scarred plain—
Yet still the dawn-flush climbs the sky,

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