A Sonnet of Faith

Original Text: 
The Complete Poetical Works of William Gay , ed. J. Glen Oliphant (Melbourne: Thomas C. Lothian, 1911): 97. Internet Archive. Sydney Electronic Text and Image Service (SETIS), digital text sponsored by AustLit: http://setis.library.usyd.edu.au/oztexts
1I am not daunted by the show of things,
2Nor do I pass them with averted eyes,
3Feigning I do not see, nor on the wings
4Of fair deluding fancy lightly rise
5And from afar the radiant world behold
6In happy silence spinning smoothly by.--
7Nay, but by night and day, in heat and cold,
8Among the multitudes who toil and die
9I come and go observant, near at hand,
10Regarding Life with eyes that do not shrink:
11I see the victor on his carrion stand,
12And see in impious blood the vanquished sink,
13Yea, even behold where waits the delvèd sod,
14Yet sing unfaltering of the soul and God.
RPO poem Editors: 
Cameron La Follette
RPO Edition: 
2011
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