Bread and Wine

Inez K Hyland 1863 (Portland, Victoria) – 1892 (Magill)



A cup of opal
Through which there glows
The cream of the pearl,
The heart of the rose;
And the blue of the sea
Where Australia lies,
And the amber flush
Of her sunset skies,
And the emerald tints
Of the dragon fly
Shall stain my cup
With their brilliant dye.
And into this cup
I would pour the wine
Of youth and health
And the gifts divine
Of music and song,
And the sweet content
Which must ever belong
To a life well spent.
And what bread would I break
With my wine, think you?
The bread of a love
That is pure and true.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Words 108
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Inez K Hyland

Inez K.Hyland was born in Portland (Victoria), 1863; she was the daughter of T. F. Hyland and grand-daughter of Dr. Penfold, Magill (S.A.). Inez was educated at Miss Kentish's School, Castlemaine. Her works include:'In Sunshine and in Shadow' (Melbourne, 1893). more…

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