Treasure Island

Charles Harpur

(23 January 1813 – 10 June 1868 / Windsor, New South Wales)

Poems of Charles Harpur

1. A Poet's Home 4/12/2010
2. A Basket of Summer Fruit 4/12/2010
3. A Coast View 1/1/2004
4. A Dream of the Orient 1/1/2004
5. A Flight of Wild Ducks 4/12/2010
6. A Hunter's Indian Dove 1/1/2004
7. A Lament 1/1/2004
8. A Love Fancy 1/1/2004
9. A Midsummer Noon in the Australian Forest 1/1/2004
10. A Poet to... 1/1/2004
11. A Similitude 1/1/2004
12. A Sonnet dedicated to Sir George Gipps 4/12/2010
13. A Storm in the Mountains 1/1/2004
14. Absence 4/12/2010
15. An Aboriginal Mothers's Lament 1/1/2004
16. An Anthem for the Australasian League 4/12/2010
17. Andrew Marvell 1/1/2004
18. Asking in Vain 1/1/2004
19. Australia's First Great Poet 1/1/2004
20. Burns 4/12/2010

Early Summer

’Tis the early summer season, when the skies are clear and blue;
When wide warm fields are glad with corn as green as ever grew,
And upland growths of wattles engolden all the view.
Oh! Is there conscious joyance in that heven so clearly blue?
And is it a felt happiness that thus comes beating through
Great nature’s mother heart, when the golden year is new?

When the woods are whitened over by the jolly cockatoo,
And swarm with birds as beautiful as ever gladdened through

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