Only A Violet [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.]

Only A Violet.

Only a violet growing
Wild ’neath the shade of a tree ;
Only a violet drooping,
Hiding its beauty from thee.

Caressed by the blush of the morn,
Kissed by the lips of the day,
Queen of the flowerets born,
Wreathing the chaplets of May.

Only a heart ever sighing.
Drooping its song with the eve ;
Only a heart ever pining.
One that could never deceive.

Leaving to sorrow and darkness
Beautiful chaplets of May ;
Softly the breathings of beauty
Die with the glory of day.

1868.



Source:
E. A. Petherick (editor). Songs and Verses by Philip Durham Lorimer: An Australian Bush Poet, William Clowes and Sons, London, 1901, page 64

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