Charles Harpur

Here you will find the Poem Australia's First Great Poet of poet Charles Harpur

Australia's First Great Poet

HIS lot how glorious whom the must shall name 
Her first high-priest in this bright southern clime! 
Aglow with light from her aspiring flame, 
Catching the raptures of her Grecian prime, 
Lifting these later days to heights sublime, 
So shall he walk the glorious path of fame; 
He boldly quarryeth from nature?s frame 
The sculptured marble of his lofty thyme 
Enbreathed with beauty; o?er his splendid page 
Shall glow his country-women?s lustrous eyes, 
And many a future hero?s noble rage 
His flame shall kindle; all the brave and wise, 
Breathing his influence from age to age, 
Shall sound his glory to his native skies.