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Marcus Clarke

(24 April 1846 – 2 August 1881 / London / United Kingdom)

Poems of Marcus Clarke

1. An Australian Paean—1876 4/21/2010
2. In a Lady's Album 1/1/2004
3. The Song of Tigilau 1/4/2003
4. The Wail of the Waiter 5/23/2012

The Song of Tigilau

The song of Tigilau the brave,
   Sina's wild lover,
   Who across the heaving wave
   From Samoa came over:
Came over, Sina, at the setting moon!

   The moon shines round and bright;
   She, with her dark-eyed maidens at her side,
   Watches the rising tide.

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