Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen

(5 February 1856 - 12 February 1947 / London / England)

Poems of Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen

1. A Christmas Letter From Australia 1/1/2004
2. From the Drama of “Charles II” 1/1/2004
3. Salopia Inhospitalis 1/1/2004
4. Sunset On The Cunimbla Valley, Blue Mountains 1/1/2004
5. The Tropics 1/1/2004
6. To The Australian Eleven 4/20/2010
7. Under the Wattle 1/4/2003

Salopia Inhospitalis

TOUCH not that maid:
She is a flower, and changeth but to fade.
Fragrant is she, and fair
As any shape that haunts this lower air;
In form as graceful and as free
As honeysuckles and the lilies be;
Insensible, and shrinking from caress
As flowers, which you peril when you press.
Gaze not on her;

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