Red Gums and Other Verses [by Louis Esson, 1912]

[Editor: This book of poetry by Louis Esson was published in 1912. The inclusion of the heading “Bush Songs”, in the list of contents, is a reference to “Swinging Douglas” and “A Bullock-Driver’s Song”.]


Red Gums, by Louis Esson, front cover 450h

Red Gums

and

Other Verses


by

Louis Esson


CONTENTS.

Red Gums
Hymn to the Earth
Lament for the Dying Moon
Caprice
Change
The Monk and the Faun
Progress
The Bazaar of Death
The Burnt Gully
The Never Never
The Opium Pipe
Back ter Little Lon
Jugger
A Swagman’s Epitah
Bush Songs
{“Swinging Douglas”
{A Bullock-Driver’s Song
Vagabond
A Street Fiddler
Invitation — To a Poet in Town

Melbourne:
Fraser & Jenkinson, 343-5 Queen Street
1912

To the
Rev. F. Sinclaire
In happy memory of the midnight fire.

“He only knew the Flame who in it Burned.”
Fitzgerald.”

Acknowledgment.

The Author desires to make the usual acknowledgments to the Editor and Proprietor of the “Bulletin,” Sydney, in whose journal a number of the following verses first appeared.

Fraser & Jenkinson,
Printers,
343-5 Queen St., Melb.



Source:
Louis Esson, Red Gums and Other Verses, Melbourne: Fraser & Jenkinson, 1912

Editor’s notes:
Most of these poems did not previously appear on the internet. The only three poems from this book which were located on the internet at the time of posting were:
1) Red Gums
2) Hymn to the Earth (first half only)
3) Caprice

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