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

Not Understood

Not understood, we move along asunder;
   Our paths grow wider as the seasons creep
Along the years; we marvel and we wonder
   Why life is life, and then we fall asleep
   Not understood.

Not understood, we gather false impressions
   And hug them closer as the years go by;
Till virtues often seem to us transgressions;

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