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Walter Murdoch (1874–1970).  The Oxford Book of Australasian Verse.  1918.
176. A Bridal Song
By Hugh McCrae
SHE is more sparkling beautiful
  Than dawn-light seen thro’ tears
The weeping worlds of Paradise
  Shed down upon the spheres.
Her eyes are bright and passionate        5
  With love’s immortal flame—
The flowers of a wildwood tree
  In petals write her name.
Her breath of life ’s so wondrous sweet
  The bees halt, in amaze,        10
Their streaming honey-laden fleet
  Above the meadow ways;
And every little singing thing
  Atween the breasted hill
And God’s high-vaulted cloistering        15
  Upraises with a will
Paeans of laud, and cheery chaunts
  Of her, who now is mine—
Queen-Angel of angelic haunts
  Thro’ months of mead and wine.        20


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