John Le Gay Brereton

(2 September 1871 – 2 February 1933 / Australia)

An Epitaph


On a monument formed as a curving wave

By ceaseless waves, that break and waste,
All human record is effaced:
Only our love in brief defence
Shall hold the billow in suspense.

Submitted: Wednesday, April 21, 2010

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