Enid Derham Poems
- The Mountain Road COMING down the mountain road Light of ...
- The Suburbs MILES and miles of quiet houses, every house a ...
- The Awakening The Soul, of late a lovely sleeping child, ...
- Eternal Rest When the impatient spirit leaves behind The ...
- Farewell I LEAVE the world to-morrow,— What news for ...
- The Wind-Child MY FOLK’S the wind-folk, it’s there I ...
- A Ballade Of Home LET others prate of Greece and Rome, ...
Enid Derham was an Australian poet and academic.
Derham was born in Hawthorn, Melbourne, Victoria, the eldest daughter of Thomas Plumley Derham, solicitor, and his wife Ellen Hyde, née Hodgson, of Melbourne. Derham was educated at Hessle College, Camberwell, then at Presbyterian Ladies' College and the University of Melbourne. She graduated M.A. with final honours in classics in 1903, and subsequently studied at Oxford University.
Derham lectured in English at the University of Western Australia in 1921 and was appointed senior lecturer in English at the University of Melbourne in 1922, and held this position for the rest of her life. She died suddenly ... more »
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The Mountain Road
COMING down the mountain road
Light of heart and all alone,
I caught from every rill that flowed
A rapture of its own.
Heart and mind sang on together,
Rhymes began to meet and run
In the windy mountain weather
And the winter sun.
Clad in freshest light and sweet
Far and far the city lay
With her suburbs at her feet
Round the laughing bay.
Like an eagle lifted high
Half the radiant world I scanned,
Till the deep unclouded sky
Circled sea and land.
No more was ...