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Walter Murdoch (1874–1970).  The Oxford Book of Australasian Verse.  1918.
129. Love’s Coming
By Shaw Neilson
QUIETLY as rosebuds
  Talk to thin air,
Love came so lightly
  I knew not he was there.
Quietly as lovers        5
  Creep at the middle noon,
Softly as players tremble
  In the tears of a tune;
Quietly as lilies
  Their faint vows declare,        10
Came the shy pilgrim:
  I knew not he was there.
Quietly as tears fall
  On a warm sin,
Softly as griefs call        15
  In a violin;
Without hail or tempest,
  Blue sword or flame,
Love came so lightly
  I knew not that he came.        20


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