Frank Samuel Williamson

Australia
Frank Samuel Williamson
Australia
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The Magpie's Song

Where the dreaming Tiber wanders by the haunted Appian Way,
Lo! the nightingale is uttering a sorrow-burdened lay;
While the olive trees are shaking, and the cypress boughs are stirred:
Palpitates the moon's white bosom to the sorrow of the bird,
Sobbing, sobbing, sobbing; yet a sweeter song I know:
'Tis the magpie's windblown music where the Gippsland rivers flow.

O, I love to be by Bindi, where the fragrant pastures are,
And the Tambo to his bosom takes the trembling Evening Star—
Just to hear the magpie's warble in the bluegums on the hill,
When the frail green flower of twilight in the sky is lingering still,
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Joseph Poewhit 04 March 2010
Reads like a vintage
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