A Sunset Wish [poem by Philip Durham Lorimer]

[Editor: This poem by Philip Durham Lorimer was published in Songs and Verses by Philip Durham Lorimer: An Australian Bush Poet, 1901.]

A Sunset Wish

Leaps my wild heart to thee,
Slow-setting sun ;
Give it the joy to see
Thy journey done.
Opals in amber light,
Like clustered pearls,
Tell where the flag of night
In peace unfurls.

There, at Light’s jewelled gate,
Be mine to stay,
That the dark dream of fate
May pass away.
For while to-day goes through
It’s dying sheen,
Traced through an endless blue,
I’ll, kneeling, glean.

Balmoral, September 17, 1891.



Source:
E. A. Petherick (editor). Songs and Verses by Philip Durham Lorimer: An Australian Bush Poet, William Clowes and Sons, London, 1901, page 180

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