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Bread and Wine

by Inez K. Hyland (1863-1892)

Australian writer

Acup 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.

About the Author

Inez K.Hyland was born in Portland, Victoria in 1863. She was the daughter of T. F. Hyland. Inez was educated at Miss Kentish's School, Castlemaine. She died in Magill, South Australia in 1892.

Hyland's works include:

  • In Sunshine and in Shadow

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