George Essex Evans

London, England
George Essex Evans
London, England

Poems

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1.
Morning Land
Around and beneath, the dull grey mist and the sullen roar of the sea,
Scant footing-place on the sheer cliffs face—with death for a penalty;
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2.
The Women Of The West
They left the vine-wreathed cottage and the mansion on the hill,
The houses in the busy streets where life is never still,
The pleasures of the city, and the friends they cherished best:
For love they faced the wilderness -- the Women of the West.
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3.
A Nocturne
Like weary sea-birds spent with flight
   And faltering,
The slow hours beat across the night
   On leaden wing.
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4.
A Grave By The Sea
No white cloud sails the lonely sky,
Thro’ the gaunt trees no breezes sigh,
Thro’ the lush grass no fall of feet;
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5.
A Pastoral
Nature feels the touch of noon;
   Not a rustle stirs the grass;
Not a shadow flecks the sky,
Save the brown hawk hovering nigh;
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6.
Eland’s River
IT WAS on the fourth of August, as five hundred of us lay
In the camp at Eland’s River, came a shell from De La Rey—
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7.
An Australian Symphony
Not as the songs of other lands
   Her song shall be
Where dim Her purple shore-line stands
   Above the sea!
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8.
Failure
THE BOY went out from the ranges grim,
And the breath of the mountains went with him;
With a song in his heart and a smile on his face,
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9.
By The Sea
Bright skies of summer o’er the deep,
And soft salt air along the land,
The blue wave, lisping in its sleep,
Sinks gently on the yellow sand;
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10.
At The Base Hospital
The willows sweep the water, and the rushes lean a-down,
And I see the river shining far away,
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