Ernest Favenc

(21 October 1845 – 14 November 1908 / Walworth / Surrey / England)

Ernest Favenc Poems

1. In The Desert 4/21/2010
2. Song Of The Torres Strait Islands 4/21/2010
3. Daybreak In The Desert 4/21/2010

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In The Desert

A cloudless sky o’erhead, and all around
The level country stretching like a sea—
A dull grey sea, that had no seeming bound,
The very semblance of eternity.

All common things that this poor life contained
Had passed from me, leaving no sign nor token;
My footfall first broke stillness that had reigned
For centuries unbroken.

Almost it was as if my steps had strayed
Into some strange old land or unknown isle,
Where Time himself, with drowsy hand had stayed
The shadow on the dial.

The sun at even sank down angry red
In the dim haze that bounded...

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