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Walter Murdoch (1874–1970).  The Oxford Book of Australasian Verse.  1918.
 
192. A Summer Nocturne
 
By Alys Hungerford
 
 
NIGHT gave to Thee thy shadowy hair,
The star-shine brightens in thine eyes,
The languid sweetness of the dusk
Pervades thy soft replies.
 
The mystery of summer night        5
Is in Thy lightest action shown,
Hinting of sweet and subtile things
Known but to Thee alone.
 
Thine arms are as a longed-for rest,
Coming when day is done;        10
To lie at peace upon Thy breast
Is shadow after sun.
 

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