Dies Dominica! the sunshine burns
The Verse of Christopher Brennan, ed. A. R. Chisholm and J. J. Quinn (Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1960): 70. PR 6003 R352A17 Robarts Library
2strong incense on the breathing fields of morn:
3lucid, intense, all colour towards it yearns
4that souls of flowers on the air are born.
7and fills with pointed flame all things aware,
8all flowers and souls that sing--and I am one!
9Dies Dominica! the passion yearns,
10and the whole world and singer is but one flower
11from out whose luminous chalice odour burns
12intenser toward the blue thro' this keen hour:
13--this hour is my eternity! the soul
14rises, expanding ever, with the sight,
15thro' flowers and colours, and the visible whole
16of beauty mingled in one dream of light.
Publication Start Year:
Poems 1913 (1914). See Australian Poets eTexts Project, The Sydney Electronic Text and Image Service (SETIS)
RPO poem Editors:
Ian Lancashire; Cameron La Follette