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Walter Murdoch (1874–1970).  The Oxford Book of Australasian Verse.  1918.
 
134. The Break of Day
 
By Shaw Neilson
 
 
THE STARS are pale.
  Old is the Night, his case is grievous,
  His strength doth fail.
 
  Through stilly hours
The dews have draped with love’s old lavishness        5
  The drowsy flowers.
 
  And Night shall die.
Already, lo! the Morn’s first ecstasies
  Across the sky.
 
  An evil time is done.        10
Again, as some one lost in a quaint parable,
  Comes up the Sun.
 

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