When a Fellow Does His Damnedest [poem by Grant Hervey]

[Editor: This poem by Grant Hervey was published in Australians Yet and Other Verses, 1913.] When a Fellow Does His Damnedest I Heard a Voice all-potent, singing deep within my soul — “Be a Strong Man, be a Smiter — keep thy Manhood sure and whole ! I have gathered up the splendour of the […]

“Rolling Her Home” [poem by Grant Hervey]

[Editor: This poem by Grant Hervey was published in Australians Yet and Other Verses, 1913.] “Rolling Her Home” Clawing the miles with her space-spurning pistons, Shaking the earth with tyrannical tread ; Sinking her fangs in the heart of the distance — Sleepers a-jump in the “permanent” bed ! Stars glowing red in the zenith […]

Silk Cracker Days [poem by Grant Hervey]

[Editor: This poem by Grant Hervey was published in Australians Yet and Other Verses, 1913.] Silk Cracker Days I dreamt last night they were back again — those silk-lashed days of yore, Ere the rush and clang of the steaming train had drowned the ox-whips’ roar. I dreamt that the year was ’79, and I […]

“Another Fall of Earth” [poem by Grant Hervey]

[Editor: This poem by Grant Hervey was published in Australians Yet and Other Verses, 1913.] “Another Fall of Earth” “Another heavy fall of earth occurred yesterday in the western cross-cut of the Golden Cat Proprietary Mine, killing three men who were stopping there.” — Mining fatality item from any issue of the daily paper. Just […]

The Girls Of The Morning [poem by Grant Hervey]

[Editor: This poem by Grant Hervey was published in Australians Yet and Other Verses, 1913.] The Girls Of The Morning We have sung our songs of the Girls of Night — The belles of the blazing bar ; Let us sing how bright, how pure and white The Girls of the Morning are ! Let […]