Maid of Gerringong [poem by E. J. Brady]

[Editor: This poem by E. J. Brady was published in Bells and Hobbles (1911).] Maid of Gerringong. She was riper than a cherry on the far New England slopes; She was brighter than the vision of a poet’s virgin hopes, And the days were all a picture, and the nights were all a song, While […]

The Beach [poem by E. J. Brady]

[Editor: This poem by E. J. Brady was published in Bells and Hobbles (1911).] The Beach. Like Cleopatra’s neck incurved, Or Phryne’s arms of snow, From Bastion Rock to Gabo swerved And bended as a bow; It offers to the Austral sun It’s miles of silvern sand, In virgin beauty, yet unwon By any spoiler’s […]

South of Gabo [poem by E. J. Brady]

[Editor: This poem by E. J. Brady was published in Bells and Hobbles (1911).] South of Gabo. The young gales hatch below the Snares; As fledglings wild, uncouth, A fierce Antarctic dam prepares Their flight of fear and ruth. From icy nests on crags forlorn, And bergs and glaciers bold, They flutter forth, for aye […]

Yamba [poem by E. J. Brady]

[Editor: This poem by E. J. Brady was published in Bells and Hobbles (1911).] Yamba. High Northern suns their brazen shields, Like warriors, hang above the fields Where Sultan Summer frankly yields His plenteous boon; Like nautch girls dance the naked days Down avenues of cane and maize, While on his pipes the North-Wind plays […]

White Rose [poem by E. J. Brady]

[Editor: This poem by E. J. Brady was published in Bells and Hobbles (1911).] White Rose. Once in a garden wondrous fair — Do you remember yet? — We drank the sweet, seductive air Of musk and mignonette. For you and me the flowers and The leaves their glories shed, And all the world was […]