In the Dandenongs by Kathleen Dalziel

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High noon flooded the mountain-side
   In summery silence deep.
All on a sudden the valley sighed,
   And the wind awoke from sleep. 
All on a sudden the wind awoke
   Whispering far and near.
Tree-top with rustling tree-top spoke,
   And the saplings leaned to hear.

It broke the spirals of blue wood-smoke,
   The scents of the Bush unbound,
Till all the world was a leafy cloak
   Of murmur and light and sound.
Then, letting the sun-drenched fragrance fall
   To earth like a drift of rain,
Tired at the mountain's misty wall
   It sank into sleep again.

First published in The Sydney Morning Herald, 18 December 1937

Author reference site: Austlit

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