Frank Samuel Williamson

(1865–1936 / Australia)

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Frank Samuel Williamson (19 January 1865 – 6 February 1936) was an Australian poet.

Williamson was born in Melbourne and educated at Scotch College, Melbourne. He was a secondary school teacher in Melbourne and Sydney, but occasional bouts of intemperance made it difficult for him to keep his positions. He had the reputation of being an excellent master, especially in English. In later ... more »

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Gum Trees

Lulled by song of bird, and wind, melodies of seas;
Waiting for the white man's foot, through the centuries,
Pent in solitudes enchanted, dreamed the mighty trees.
Empires blazed like forest fires, then in darkness fell.
Other shores and Eldorados drew the caravel,
Till the sound of English voices broke the slumber spell.

Singing now by fallen Rome, under Grecian sky,
Waving where Thermopylae, saw the heroes die.
Roaming where young Helen trod, in her girlish joy,
Ere the gods in battle joined on the plains of Troy.

Wandering where paladins rode with ...

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