William Pember Reeves

(1857 - 1932 / New Zealand)

Poems of William Pember Reeves

1. New Zealand 1/1/2004

New Zealand

GOD girt her about with the surges
And winds of the masterless deep,
Whose tumult uprouses and urges
Quick billows to sparkle and leap;
He filled from the life of their motion
Her nostrils with breath of the sea,
And gave her afar in the ocean
A citadel free.

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