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Hubert Church

(13 June 1857 – 8 April 1932 / Hobart, Tasmania)

Poems of Hubert Church

1. Lowry Bay 1/1/2004
2. Rosalind 1/1/2004
3. Spring in New Zealand 1/1/2004
4. To a Sea Shell 1/1/2004

To a Sea Shell

Friend of my chamber--O thou spiral shell
That murmurest of the ever-murmuring sea!
Repeating with eternal constancy
Whatever memories the wave can tell;
Whatever harmonies may rise and swell,
Whatever sadness in the deep may be--
They are the ocean's, and desired of thee;
Thou treasurest what thou dost love so well.
So all my heart is one voluted fold,

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