Henry Kendall

(18 April 1839 – 1 August 1882 / Ulladulla, New South Wales)

In The Depths Of A Forest - Poem by Henry Kendall

In the depths of a Forest secluded and wild,
The night voices whisper in passionate numbers;
And I’m leaning again, as I did when a child,
O’er the grave where my father so quietly slumbers.
The years have rolled by with a thundering sound
But I knew, O ye woodlands, affection would know it,
And the spot which I stand on is sanctified ground
By the love that I bear to him sleeping below it.

Oh! well may the winds with a saddening moan
Go fitfully over the branches so dreary;
And well may I kneel by the time-shattered stone,
And rejoice that a rest has been found for the weary.


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 7, 2010



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