Enid Derham

(24 March 1882 – 13 November 1941 / Melbourne / Australia)

Poems of Enid Derham

1. A Ballade of Home 1/1/2004
2. Eternal Rest 1/1/2004
3. Farewell 1/1/2004
4. O City, Look the Eastward Way 1/1/2004
5. The Awakening 1/1/2004
6. The Mountain Road 1/1/2004
7. The Suburbs 1/1/2004
8. The Wind-Child 1/1/2004

The Awakening

The Soul, of late a lovely sleeping child,
Spreads sudden wings and stands in radiant guise,
Eyed like the morn and bent upon the skies;
Her the blue gulf dismays not, nor the wild
Horizons with the wrecks of thunder piled;
Storm has she known, and how its murmur dies
Starlike through stainless heavens she would rise
And be no more with cloudy dreams beguiled.
Was sleep not sweet?--sweet till on sleeping ears

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