Possum [poem by C. J. Dennis]

[Editor: This poem by C. J. Dennis was published in Doreen (1917).] Possum Jist ’ere it gripped me, on a sudden, like a red-’ot knife. I wus diggin’ in the garden, talkin’ pleasant to me wife, When it got me good an’ solid, an’ I fetches out a yell, An’ curses soft down in me […]

Vi’lits [poem by C. J. Dennis]

[Editor: This poem by C. J. Dennis was published in Doreen (1917).] Vi’lits I wus pickin’ gipsy vi’lits fer to try an’ square Doreen. We ’ad words . . . about pianners — fer she wants one awful keen — ’Igh words, about ’igh-toned idears — an’, like a love-sick fool, ’Ere I’m pickin’ gipsy […]

Logic and Spotted Dog [poem by C. J. Dennis]

[Editor: This poem by C. J. Dennis was published in Doreen (1917).] Logic and Spotted Dog “Unless you ’ide that axe,” she sez, “’E’ll ’urt ’imself reel bad. An’ after all — Now, Bill, don’t cry! — that trouble that I’ve ’ad, Wiv ’im thro’ croop an’ whoopin’ corf, ’e goes an’ cuts ’imself! Why […]

Washing Day [poem by C. J. Dennis]

[Editor: This poem by C. J. Dennis was published in Doreen (1917).] Washing Day The little gipsy vi’lits, they wus peepin’ thro’ the green As she come walkin’ in the grass, me little wife, Doreen. The sun shone on the sassafras, where thrushes sung a bar. — The ’ope an’ worry uv our lives wus […]

Doreen [by C. J. Dennis, 1917]

[Editor: This booklet by C. J. Dennis was published in 1917. As this publication did not have a contents page, a list of the contents has been provided so as to enable easier access to the text.] Doreen By C. J. Dennis Washing Day Logic and Spotted Dog Vi’lits Possum Fer ’er sweet sake I’ve […]