Dusk [poem by C. J. Dennis]

[Editor: This poem by C. J. Dennis was published in The Singing Garden (1935).] Dusk Now is the healing, quiet hour that fills This gay, green world with peace and grateful rest. Where lately over opalescent hills The blood of slain Day reddened all the west, Now comes at Night’s behest, A glow that over […]

The quiet hour [story by C. J. Dennis]

[Editor: This story by C. J. Dennis was published in The Singing Garden (1935).] The quiet hour I have found in this Australian scene, of mountain and forest, of shaded creek and fern-filled gully, of cultivated gardens bordered by the virgin bush, much quiet peace and many joys — on rare occasions, inexpressible joys, far […]

Promise of Spring [poem by C. J. Dennis]

[Editor: This poem by C. J. Dennis was published in The Singing Garden (1935).] Promise of Spring Spring surely must be near. High overhead The kind blue heavens bend to timbers tall; And here, this morning, is the picture spread That I have learned to love the best of all. I hear flame robin call […]

The Magpie [poem by C. J. Dennis]

[Editor: This poem by C. J. Dennis was published in The Singing Garden (1935).] The Magpie “CalLOG’alloo-ay!” On a windy day. Perched on a tree-top high I pour my notes from a valiant throat; For cock o’ the walk am I! Defiant, loud, superbly proud, My song soars to the blue, A clarion call a […]

The Pink-breasted Robin [poem by C. J. Dennis]

[Editor: This poem by C. J. Dennis was published in The Singing Garden (1935).] The Pink-breasted Robin A fairy out of fairyland, I flit On visits rare Into your garden and your heart, to sit And charm you there. Tiny and trusting for one winter day; And then away. You count me not amid your […]