Thomas Bracken

(21 December 1843 – 16 February 1898 / Clones, County Monaghan)

Poems of Thomas Bracken

1. God Defend New Zealand 1/1/2004
2. M'Gillviray's Dream 4/14/2010
3. Not Understood 2/23/2005
4. Pax Vobiscum 1/1/2004
5. Spirit Of Song 4/14/2010

Pax Vobiscum

IN a forest, far away,
One small creeklet, day by day,
Murmurs only this sad lay:
‘Peace be with thee, Lilian.’

One old box-tree bends his head,
One broad wattle shades her bed,
One lone magpie mourns the dead:
‘Peace be with thee, Lilian.’

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