Welcome Morn [poem by Philip Durham Lorimer]

[Editor: This poem by Philip Durham Lorimer was published in Songs and Verses by Philip Durham Lorimer: An Australian Bush Poet, 1901.]

Welcome Morn

Sequel to “A Sunset Wish”

There in the East again
My love is seen,
Wak’ning in joyful strain
The forest green.
How Nature clasps my heart
In her embrace !
To her my pulses dart
To drink her grace.

Dwell I within her eyes,
And gladly fold
All of her soft replies
In hours of gold.
When thirsty sunbeams fall
Upon the dew,
When blossoms at her call
Leap into view.

Bear me upon thy breast,
O rising sun !
Where I can be at rest,
Beloved one !
Upon the mountain’s brow
Be thou my shrine,
Where thou wilt me endow
With light of thine !



Source:
E. A. Petherick (editor). Songs and Verses by Philip Durham Lorimer: An Australian Bush Poet, William Clowes and Sons, London, 1901, pages 181-182

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