Thomas William Heney

(1862 - 1928 / Australia)

Thomas William Heney Poems

1. To The Poet 1/1/2004
2. A Riverina Road 1/4/2003
3. The Boundary Rider 1/1/2004
4. Absence 1/4/2003

To The Poet

WHAT cares the rose if the buds which are its pride
Be plucked for the breast of the dead or the hands of a bride?

The mother-drift if its pebbles be dull inglorious things,
Or diamonds fit to shine from the diadems of kings?

Sing, O poet, the moods of thy moments each
Perfect to thee whatever the meaning it reach.

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