The Tower of the Dream: Part 4 [poem by Charles Harpur]

[Editor: This is part 4 of The Tower of the Dream (1865), by Charles Harpur.] Part IV. At last, all suddenly, in the air aloft, O’er the tower a wild, weird, wailful song Woke flying, many-voiced; — then sweeping off Out tow’rds the echoey hills, so passed away In dying murmurs through the hollow dark. […]

The Tower of the Dream: Part 3 [poem by Charles Harpur]

[Editor: This is part 3 of The Tower of the Dream (1865), by Charles Harpur.] Part III. She ceased: and a deep tingling silence fell Instantly round, — silence complete, and yet Instinct as with a breathing sweetness, left By the rare spirit of her voice foregone: Even as the fragrance of a flower were […]

The Tower of the Dream: Part 2 [poem by Charles Harpur]

[Editor: This is part 2 of The Tower of the Dream (1865), by Charles Harpur.] Part II. Within a circular balcony, whose roof Was fluted silver, ledging at the eaves Outward, and resting upon shafts of jet, Whose polished pencils, in a curving row Descending to an ivory balustrade Glistened in contrast with a covert […]

The Tower of the Dream: Part 1 [poem by Charles Harpur]

[Editor: This is part 1 of The Tower of the Dream (1865), by Charles Harpur.] The Tower of the Dream. Part I. How wonderful are dreams! Yet, are they but (As some suppose) the thin disjoining shades Of thoughts or feelings long foregone or late, As recomposed and put in ghostly act, And strange procession, […]

The Tower of the Dream [poem by Charles Harpur, 1865]

[Editor: This booklet-length poem of four parts was written by Charles Harpur. As this publication did not have a contents page, a list of the contents has been provided so as to enable easier access to the text.] The Tower of the Dream By Charles Harpur. Reprinted from “The Australian Journal.” Part I Part II […]