Enid Derham

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

Enid Derham Poems

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

The Suburbs

MILES and miles of quiet houses, every house a harbour,
Each for some unquiet soul a haven and a home,
Pleasant fires for winter nights, for sun the trellised arbour,
Earth the solid underfoot, and heaven for a dome.

Washed by storms of cleansing rain, and sweetened with affliction,
The hidden wells of Love are heard in one low-murmuring voice
That rises from this close-meshed life so like a benediction
That, listening to it, in my heart I almost dare rejoice.

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