Calm in Storm.
There came a sudden storm upon the sea,
And lashing rains whipped white across the spray
That tossed about our oars, and, dim and gray
The clouds leaned down to thunder angrily.
Then through the murky air all suddenly
Then came the light of stars, the warmth of day,
The honied scent of every flower of May,
Because, oh love! thy face was turned to me
And in thine eyes I saw my stars, and by
The crimson of thy cheek my dawn was lit,
And by thy breath I knew that spring was nigh,
And — such is love’s unconquerable spell —
That while the seas and skies with rage were split,
A lovely silence round my spirit fell.
Agnes L. Storrie. Poems, J. W. Kettlewell, Sydney, 1909, page 249