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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

Flesh and Spirit

No! 'twas the questing dream that first achieved her--
More sensed for knowing no material part,
More real that no false outward eye perceived her,
Too gross, but that pure eye within my heart.
Nor feigned I, as my spirit so embraced her,
These arms encumbered might; ah! could they too,
Would she not fade as vision e'er effaced her,
As loves in this weak flesh so often do?
In flesh she might escape me, might expire

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