[This very charming gentleman] [poem by C. J. Dennis]

[Editor: This poem by C. J. Dennis was published in A Book for Kids, 1921.] [This very charming gentleman] This very charming gentleman, extremely old and gruff, He slowly shook his head and took a great big pinch of snuff. Then he spluttered and he muttered and he loudly shouted “Fie! To tear your books […]

Good Night [poem by C. J. Dennis]

[Editor: This poem by C. J. Dennis was published in A Book for Kids, 1921.] Good Night And so, Good Night. I’m rather tired. I hardly thought I’d be required To draw a lot of pictures, too, When I arranged to write for you. I found it hard, but did my best; And now I […]

The Publisher [poem by C. J. Dennis]

[Editor: This poem by C. J. Dennis was published in A Book for Kids, 1921.] The Publisher I’d like to be a publisher, and publish massive tomes Written in a massive style by blokes with massive domes — Science books, and histories of Egypt’s day and Rome’s, Books of psycho-surgery to mine the minds of […]

Lullaby [poem by C. J. Dennis]

[Editor: This poem by C. J. Dennis was published in A Book for Kids, 1921.] Lullaby You are much too big to dandle, And I will not leave the candle. Go to sleep. . You are growing naughty, rather, And I’ll have to speak to father. Go to sleep! If you’re good I shall not […]

Bird Song [poem by C. J. Dennis]

[Editor: This poem by C. J. Dennis was published in A Book for Kids, 1921 (page 114). This book has four poems entitled “Bird Song”, on pages 48, 63, 108, and 114.] Bird Song I suspect the Kookaburra, For his methods are not thorough In his highly praised campaign against the snakes. And the small […]