Emblems

Original Text: 

The Poetical Works of Charles Harpur, ed. Elizabeth Perkins (London, Sydney and Melbourne: Angus & Robertson, 1984): 364.

1A Streamlet is a bright and beauteous creature
2In some wide desert, where 'tis blest the more
3      In way-worn Memory's lore;
4The Star of Evening is a gracious feature
5Instinct, as 'twere, with all the love that eyes
6Have ever looked through, looking at the skies.
7And hence One emblems in its beauteous being
8The memory of a love that in my heart
9        Flowed gratefully apart;
10The Other to my spiritual seeing,
11The perpetuity of that love's white grace
12Yet, as a radiance, in some heavenly place.
RPO poem Editors: 
Cameron LaFollette
RPO Edition: 
2012
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