Harps We Love [poem by Henry Kendall]

[Editor: This poem by Henry Kendall was published in Poems and Songs (1862).]

Harps We Love.

The harp we love hath a royal burst !
Its strings are mighty forest trees ;
And branches, swaying to and fro,
Are fingers sounding symphonies.

The harp we love hath a solemn sound !
And rocks amongst the shallow seas
Are strings from which the rolling waves
Draw forth their stirring harmonies.

The harp we love hath a low sweet voice !
Its strings are in the bosom deep,
And Love will press those hidden chords
When all the baser passions sleep.



Source:
Henry Kendall, Poems and Songs, J. R. Clarke, Sydney, 1862, page 62

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