William Charles Wentworth

(1790 - 1872 / Australia)

William Charles Wentworth Poems

1. A Coast View 1/4/2003
2. Love 1/4/2003
3. Words 1/4/2003
4. Australasia 1/4/2003
Best Poem of William Charles Wentworth

A Coast View

High 'mid the shelves of a grey cliff, that yet
Riseth in Babylonian mass above,
In a benched cleft, as in the mouldered chair
Of grey-beard Time himself, I sit alone,
And gaze with a keen wondering happiness
Out o'er the sea. Unto the circling bend
That verges Heaven, a vast luminous plain
It stretches, changeful as a lover's dream --
Into great spaces mapped by light and shade
In constant interchange -- either 'neath clouds
The billows darken, or they shimmer bright
In sunny scopes of measureless expanse.
'Tis Ocean dreamless of a stormy hour, ...

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