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Walter Murdoch (1874–1970).  The Oxford Book of Australasian Verse.  1918.
 
114. O White Wind, numbing the World
 
By Christopher J. Brennan
 
 
O WHITE wind, numbing the world
to a mask of suffering hate!
and thy goblin pipes have skirl’d
all night, at my broken gate.
 
O heart, be hidden and kept        5
in a half-light colour’d and warm,
and call on thy dreams that have slept
to charm thee from hate and harm.
 
They are gone, for I might not keep;
my sense is beaten and dinn’d;        10
there is no peace but a grey sleep
in the pause of the wind.
 

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