Inspiration [poem by “E” (Mary Fullerton), 1946]

[Editor: A poem by Mary E. Fullerton. Published in The Wonder and the Apple: More Poems (1946).]

Inspiration

There’s half a god in many a man,
And Life is there to say —
To give to his capacity
The option of a day.

Two beings to an enterprise —
Oneself, and oneself’s god —
One to use little heart and head,
And one to give the nod.

There’s half a god in many a man,
If he would only heed,
And listen for the Other Voice,
Obey the hidden lead.

And when the Hour is at his side,
Let him quiescent stand,
The Wonder flooding at his heart,
The apple in his hand.



Published in:
E, The Wonder and the Apple: More Poems, Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1946 [“E” was a pseudonym used by Mary Fullerton]

Also published in:
T. Inglis Moore (editor), From the Ballads to Brennan, Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1964, page 194

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