James Brunton Stephens

(17 June 1835 – 29 June 1902 / Borrowstounness, on the Firth of Forth, Scotland;)

James Brunton Stephens Poems

1. Night 1/4/2003
2. Check 4/16/2010
3. A Son of the Soil 3/3/2010
4. “Big Ben” 3/3/2010
5. Australian Anthem 3/3/2010
6. King Billy's Skull. 4/16/2010
7. A Brisbane Reverie 3/3/2010
8. Macaulay's New Zealander 3/3/2010
9. Marsupial Bill 3/3/2010
10. A Coin of Trajan in Australia 3/3/2010
11. Adelaide Ironside 3/3/2010
12. Universally Respected 3/3/2010
13. For My Sake 3/3/2010
14. The Dark Companion 1/4/2003
15. A Visit from Abroad 4/16/2010
16. From an Upper Verandah 3/3/2010
17. A Lost Chance 3/3/2010
18. A Historical Problem 3/3/2010
19. Born Before his Time 3/3/2010
20. Brunton Stephens 3/3/2010

The Dark Companion

There is an orb that mocked the lore of sages
   Long time with mystery of strange unrest;
The steadfast law that rounds the starry ages
   Gave doubtful token of supreme behest.

But they who knew the ways of God unchanging,
   Concluded some far influence unseen --
Some kindred sphere through viewless ethers ranging,
   Whose strong persuasions spanned the void between.

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