Treasure Island

Arthur Maquarie

(1874-1955 / Dubbo, New South Wales)

Poems of Arthur Maquarie

1. Autumn Eve 1/1/2004
2. Brittania's Throne 1/1/2004
3. Love's Palace 1/1/2004
4. Of Glory 1/1/2004
5. Of Taking things Easy 1/1/2004
6. Rhapsody 1/1/2004

Of Glory

WHO will persuade me that one perfect song
Is not more glorious than a victor’s bays?
I know not who. I ask because the phrase
Runs lightly and the final words are strong.
But did you press me for a right or wrong,
Then would I bid you hunt for perfect lays,
And rouse the dust of dead heroic days,
And pass your judgement if you live so long.

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