Louis Esson

(1879 - 1943 / Australia)

Louis Esson Poems

1. The Cradle Song 1/1/2004
2. The Shearers Wife 1/1/2004
3. The Old Black Billy an' Me 1/1/2004
4. Brogan's Lane 1/1/2004
5. Caprice 1/1/2004


Blue and gold, and mist and sunlight,
Veils of colour blent and blown
In melodic monotone.
Dark and bright, and white and dun light
Clash and flash, as into one light
Trembling thro’ an opal stone,
Over green robes of the mountain
And the blue skirts of the sea,
Spreading from a sacred fountain

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