Treasure Island

William Baylebridge

(12 December 1883 – 7 May 1942 / Queensland / Australia)

Poems of William Baylebridge

1. After the Storm 1/1/2004
2. Flesh and Spirit 1/1/2004
3. II from Life’s Testament 4/20/2010
4. Life and death 1/1/2004
5. Love's Saint 1/1/2004
6. Number And Nationality 4/20/2010
7. Proverbs 1/1/2004
8. To winter in the Midst of his Reign 1/1/2004
9. True Being 1/1/2004
10. XXXII from Love Redeemed 4/20/2010

After the Storm

The storm is done--the lightning with its lust
To rend the unhallowed dome in ruin dire;
The purple heaps, from the rank chaos thrust
On sheets of fell and inauspicious fire;
The thunder bellowing loud on every bound;
The hissing bolt, so tossed as to complete
All permutations of Satanic sound;
The flood that opened heaven and ransomed it.
Benign now is that beatific blue.

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