[Editor: This poem by Philip Durham Lorimer was published in Songs and Verses by Philip Durham Lorimer: An Australian Bush Poet, 1901.]
Some day I may see thee again,
When I am forgotten by thee,
And in thy heart will awaken
The love that thou once hadst for me ;
The words and the language then spoken,
When eyes only told what was true ;
The beautiful songs that escaped thee
The heart will in gladness renew.
Some day I may meet thee again —
That moment to thee may recall
Some memories of love, and the words
Which thy dear lips once sweetly let fall.
The dreams that were bright with our love
May yet be re-dreamed in those days,
And love may shine forth like the sun
Through a morning beginning in haze.
Some day thou mayst tell me in sorrow
How faith was so cruelly crushed
By the false one who drove us asunder,
When the music within us was hushed.
That falsehood will cling to him still,
The poison he drew from his heart ;
Ah ! yes, I shall yet see that day —
Could we meet, dearest, never to part !
When the jewel of morn shall arise,
And follow thy light till its set,
Ah ! deep in the love which will tell thee
There’s naught to forgive or forget.
As the Queen of my soul thou should’st reign
With thine hours all bright in the sun ;
And never would I be without thee —
Without thee, thou beautiful one !
Cowra, March 27, 1892.
E. A. Petherick (editor). Songs and Verses by Philip Durham Lorimer: An Australian Bush Poet, William Clowes and Sons, London, 1901, pages 133-134