Tambaroora [poem by Bendee]

[Editor: This poem by Bendee was published in The Bulletin Reciter, 1901.] Tambaroora. We was playin’ tambaroora for a shandy ; There was nine of us, an’ Murphy had the hat ; An’ he shook it with a twist that knocked us bandy, Sayin’, “Ivery mahn is heads; now luk at that ! Thim noine […]

A German Lament [poem by Bendee]

[Editor: This poem by Bendee was published in The Bulletin Reciter, 1901.] A German Lament. I vas doin’ tam fine shplendid Buyin’ sheepskins, vool, und drippin, Und my cart-shpring mid ole Roany — Veil, I lofe dem like mein vrow ; Now dot lofe affair ish ended, Und mein face von’t shtop from shlippin’ Ven […]

Sinking [poem by Bendee]

[Editor: This poem by Bendee was published in The Bulletin Reciter, 1901.] Sinking. I had often faced a seeming Certain death without a shiver, And I boasted of my valour In the pride that courts a fall — Boasted vainly, little dreaming That the Death-fear soon should quiver Thro’ each nerve, and stamp the pallor […]