Sweet silence after bells

Original Text: 
The Verse of Christopher Brennan, ed. A. R. Chisholm and J. J. Quinn (Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1960): 67. PR 6003 R352A17 Robarts Library
1Sweet silence after bells!
2deep in the enamour'd ear
3soft incantation dwells.
4Filling the rapt still sphere
5a liquid crystal swims,
6precarious yet clear.
7Those metal quiring hymns
8shaped ether so succinct:
11with forms of lingering notes,
12inhabits, close, distinct;
13and night, the angel, floats
14on wings of blessing spread
16where meditation, wed
17with love, in gold-lit cells,
18absorbs the heaven that shed
19sweet silence after bells.


9] dislimns: effaces. Back to Line
10] prinkt: adorned. Back to Line
15] cotes: cottages. Back to Line
Publication Notes: 
Poems 1913 (1914). See Australian Poets eTexts Project, The Sydney Electronic Text and Image Service (SETIS)
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire; Cameron La Follette
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