In the Long Ago [poem by Agnes Neale]

[Editor: This poem by Agnes Neale was published in Shadows and Sunbeams (1890).] In the Long Ago. Once, in the blissful long ago, What happened? Would you like to know? Ah! yes, I know you would, quite well, And yet — and yet I may not tell. ’Twas in the long ago, I say, And […]

The Ecstasy of Living [poem by Agnes Neale]

[Editor: This poem by Agnes Neale was published in Shadows and Sunbeams (1890).] The Ecstasy of Living. Oh, the ecstasy of living! Oh, the joy of drawing breath! There is no such thing as dying, There is no such word as death. All the world is glad with beauty, All the skies are fair and […]

Died Drunk [poem by Agnes Neale]

[Editor: This poem by Agnes Neale was published in Shadows and Sunbeams (1890).] Died Drunk. [One morning a woman was found dead in a cell of the Police Station, Adelaide. She had died while in a state of intoxication.] In the dead of the silent night, When the stars were all glistening and bright, When […]

Song [song by Agnes Neale]

[Editor: This poem by Agnes Neale was published in Shadows and Sunbeams (1890).] Song. Do YOU really love me, darling? Is your heart, then, all my own? Are the hopes that are the purest Bound to me, and me alone? Do you really love me, darling? I have waited long for this; Waited as the […]

The Magpie’s Song [poem by Agnes Neale]

[Editor: This poem by Agnes Neale was published in Shadows and Sunbeams (1890).] The Magpie’s Song. Through the gumtrees’ rustling branches Falls the quivering silver light; All around are tones and whispers, Murmuring voices of the night. From the slender sheoak needles Sighs the spirit of the wind; As our hearts sigh in their sorrow […]