Hubert Church

(13 June 1857 – 8 April 1932 / Hobart, Tasmania)

Spring in New Zealand


Thou wilt come with suddenness,
Like a gull between the waves,
Or a snowdrop that doth press
Through the white shroud on the graves;
Like a love too long withheld,
That at last has over-welled.

What if we have waited long,
Brooding by the Southern Pole,
Where the towering icebergs throng,
And the inky surges roll:
What can all their terror be
When thy fond winds compass thee?

They shall blow through all the land
Fragrance of thy cloudy throne,
Underneath the rainbow spanned
Thou wilt enter in thine own,
And the glittering earth shall shine
Where thy footstep is divine

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read poems about / on: rainbow, spring, love, wind

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Spring in New Zealand by Hubert Church )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Discrimination, gajanan mishra
  2. Your, Umasree Raghunath
  3. coal on the asphalt, a mile away, Mandolyn ...
  4. Jostled here and there, Emmanuel George Cefai
  5. Over the seas Over the waves, Emmanuel George Cefai
  6. Reunion, Umasree Raghunath
  7. Over The Edge Over The Slippery Ledges, Emmanuel George Cefai
  8. World War One, P.D. Turner
  9. The Poet-Seer irresistible, Emmanuel George Cefai
  10. Slow Fast But sure, Emmanuel George Cefai

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Herrick

Here we are all, by day; by night we're hurl'd
By dreams, each one into a several world.... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]