Alfred Thomas Chandler

(1852-1941 / Victoria)

Alfred Thomas Chandler Poems

1. Catching The Coach 3/14/2012
2. Lights Along The Mile 1/1/2004

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Lights Along The Mile

THE NIGHT descends in glory, and adown the purple west
The young moon, like a crescent skiff, upon some fairy quest,
Has dropped below the opal lights that linger low and far
To havens that are beaconed by the Pilot’s evening star;
And slowly, softly, from above the darkness is unfurled
A wondrous curtain loosened on the windows of the world.
Then suddenly, like magic, where smoke-stacks fumed the while,
Ten thousand lights flash out aflame along the Golden Mile.

And thro’ the dusky gauze that falls upon the looming mines
Dim spires and...

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