Ethel Castilla

(19 June 1861 - / Kyneton / Victoria / Australia)

Poems of Ethel Castilla

1. A Song of Sydney 1/4/2003
2. An Australian Girl 1/4/2003

A Song of Sydney

(1894)

High headlands all jealously hide thee,
   O fairest of sea-girdled towns!
Thine Ocean-spouse smileth beside thee,
   While each headland threatens and frowns.
Like Venice, upheld on sea-pinion,
   And fated to reign o'er the free,
Thou wearest, in sign of dominion,

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