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Walter Murdoch (1874–1970).  The Oxford Book of Australasian Verse.  1918.
 
130. The Meeting of Sighs
 
By Shaw Neilson
 
 
YOUR voice was the rugged
  old voice that I knew;
I gave the best grip of
  my greeting to you.
I knew not of your lips—        5
  you knew not of mine;
Of travel and travail
  we gave not a sign.
 
We drank and we chorused
  with quips in our eyes;        10
But under our song was
  the meeting of sighs.
I knew not of your lips—
  you knew not of mine;
For lean years and lone years        15
  had watered the wine.
 

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