Australian Scenery [poem by Agnes L. Storrie, 27 August 1898]

[Editor: A poem by Agnes L. Storrie. Published in The Chronicle, 27 August 1898. A longer version of this poem, entitled “A Protest”, appears in Poems, by Agnes L. Storrie, published in 1909.] Australian Scenery (By Agnes L. Storrie.) Oh, ye who blame Australia, Who tauntingly upbraid Her woods for lack of color, Her trees […]

Silence [poem by Agnes L. Storrie]

[Editor: This poem by Agnes L. Storrie was published in Poems, 1909.] Silence. Oh ! silence, thou unvisioned harp, whose strings Beneath the touch of every sound vibrate, Thou shoreless ocean, where like sea-birds’ wings That, fitful, skim the surface of a great Impassiveness, our little human speech Scarce ruffles thy repose, then sinks and […]

A Solved Problem [poem by Agnes L. Storrie]

[Editor: This poem by Agnes L. Storrie was published in Poems, 1909.] A Solved Problem. We wove our hearts together with a string Of flowers, and wondered that so slight a thing Had power to bind, but when the flowers were dead, The lovely hues on leaf and petal fled, And we essayed to break […]

Childish Intuition [poem by Agnes L. Storrie]

[Editor: This poem by Agnes L. Storrie was published in Poems, 1909.] Childish Intuition. I heard one tell of travels far and wide Of thrilling dangers, with a mounting pride Of bold remembered feats, of deserts drear Crossed by the hardy steps of pioneer Of buzzing arrows, and the answering crack Of rifles down the […]

Old Age [poem by Agnes L. Storrie]

[Editor: This poem by Agnes L. Storrie was published in Poems, 1909.] Old Age. I will not weep because my day has waned And brought the twilight, though the long long years That lie beyond, and are so deeply veined With light and shadow and the dew of tears Tug at my heart and bid […]