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Walter Murdoch (1874–1970).  The Oxford Book of Australasian Verse.  1918.
188. The Mountain Road
By Enid Derham
COMING down the mountain road
  Light of heart and all alone,
I caught from every rill that flowed
  A rapture of its own.
Heart and mind sang on together,        5
  Rhymes began to meet and run
In the windy mountain weather
  And the winter sun.
Clad in freshest light and sweet
  Far and far the city lay        10
With her suburbs at her feet
  Round the laughing bay.
Like an eagle lifted high
  Half the radiant world I scanned,
Till the deep unclouded sky        15
  Circled sea and land.
No more was thought a weary load,
  Older comforts stirred within,
Coming down the mountain road
  The earth and I were kin.        20


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