Frank Samuel Williamson
Frank Samuel Williamson Poems
- Inconstant Lover Seldom long delight is man's; Oft he goes ...
- Before The Boat Race There's a tumult in the distance, and a ...
- The Miner's Grave His comrades bore him to the grave, In ...
- The Swagman, Or In Exile Long I've watched the eagle soaring,...
- Flag Song Dear flag! Old flag! O, the blue and ...
- A Gippsland Morning In Early S... Grey ashes of a crimson ...
- The Spring Wind A breeze comes past me singing, and a white ...
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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Seldom long delight is man's;
Oft he goes a-sighing,
Watching impish Cupid's vans,
In the distance flying.
Yet, while he proclaims his woes,
Comes again the rover,
Proffering a sweeter rose,
Faery sprinkled over.
Wise men take the gift he brings,
Fleeting pleasure marry,
Knowing Venus gave him wings,
Never long to tarry.
Joyfully without debate,
When his flight is taken,
Find as one is spoiled by Fate
Rarer joys awaken.
Kiss, and let the rogue depart,
Bind his pinions never;
Lose, and find within the heart
New-born roses ...