Harps We Love

Original Text: 
The Poems of Henry Kendall, ed. Bertram Stephens (Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1920): 30. Sydney Electronic Text and Image Service (SETIS), digital text sponsored by AustLit: http://setis.library.usyd.edu.au/ozlit
1The harp we love hath a royal burst!
2    Its strings are mighty forest trees;
3And branches, swaying to and fro,
4    Are fingers sounding symphonies.
5The harp we love hath a solemn sound!
6    And rocks amongst the shallow seas
7Are strings from which the rolling waves
8    Draw forth their stirring harmonies.
9The harp we love hath a low sweet voice!
10    Its strings are in the bosom deep,
11And Love will press those hidden chords
12    When all the baser passions sleep.
Publication Start Year: 
1862
Publication Notes: 
Poems and Songs (1862)
RPO poem Editors: 
Cameron La Follette
RPO Edition: 
2011
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