Her Eyes [poem by John Shaw Neilson]

[Editor: This poem by John Shaw Neilson was published in Heart of Spring (1919) and Collected Poems of John Shaw Neilson (1934).]

Her Eyes

Dark eyes are hers; but in their darkness lies
All the white holiness of Paradise:
A tender violet within them shows
And the unsullied beauty of the rose:
Dark eyes are hers.

Dark eyes are hers — that move my heart to sing
They have consumed the Summer! caught the Spring!
Stolen the starlight, and exultingly
Lifted the moonbeams’ old embroidery:
Dark eyes are hers.

Shaw Neilson, Heart of Spring, The Bookfellow, Sydney, 1919, page 48

Also published in:
John Shaw Neilson (editor: R. H. Croll), Collected Poems of John Shaw Neilson, Lothian Publishing Company, Melbourne, 1934 [May 1949 reprint], page 43

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