The Universal Query [poem by Agnes L. Storrie]

[Editor: This poem by Agnes L. Storrie was published in Poems, 1909.]

The Universal Query.

Shall I awake some unexpected day, and feel my soul
Shake off this drowsiness of living
And watch a new horizon backward roll
New boundaries to a new creation giving,
And see night’s fearful fancies fade away,
Drowned in the sunlight of a real day?

Shall I awake unto a sudden sense of exquisite release
From terrors half obscure, or wholly seeming,
And realise by that benign surcease
How drearily I have been dreaming?
And watch the freshness of a true daybreak
And draw deep breaths, and know I am awake?

Agnes L. Storrie. Poems, J. W. Kettlewell, Sydney, 1909, page 223

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