Marcus Clarke

(24 April 1846 – 2 August 1881 / London / United Kingdom)

Marcus Clarke Poems

1. The Wail Of The Waiter 5/23/2012
2. The Song Of Tigilau 1/4/2003
3. In A Lady's Album 1/1/2004
4. An Australian Paean—1876 4/21/2010

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An Australian Paean—1876

The English air is fresh and fair,
The Irish fields are green;
The bright light gleams o’er Scotland’s streams,
And glows her hills between.
The hawthorn is in blossom,
And birds from every bough
Make musical the dewy spring
In April England now.

Our April bears no blossoms,
No promises of spring;
Her gifts are rain and storm and stain,
And surges lash and swing.
No budded wreath doth she bequeath,
Her tempests toss the trees;
No balmy gales—but shivered sails,
And desolated seas.

Yet still we love our April,
For it aids us to ...

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