The Complete Poetical Works of William Gay , ed. J. Glen Oliphant (Melbourne: Thomas C. Lothian, 1911): 76. Internet Archive; Sydney Electronic Text and Image Service (SETIS), digital text sponsored by AustLit: http://setis.library.usyd.edu.au/oztexts Internet Archive
1Dear lowly flower that liftest up
2Among the grass thy golden cup,
3I take thee from thy earthly bed
4And plant thee in my heart instead.
5Ye ocean waves that mount on high
6As emulous of the lofty sky,
7'Tis in my breast ye onward sweep
8Which as the sea is wide and deep.
9Great sun, from thy supernal height
10On flower and wave who pourest light,
11My soul doth clasp thee in the skies,
12And thou in me dost set and rise.
13O thou I love, thy lips of fire
14Have waked an infinite desire,
15And unto all things as to thee
16Flames out the love that burns in me.
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