Sweethearts [poem by L. E. Homfray]

[Editor: This poem by L. E. Homfray was published in Australians, Awake! And Other Poems (1915).] Sweethearts. Morning, bright as the summer skies, Laughing voices and love-lit eyes, Under the scented wattle bough, Pledging their love with solemn vow, Trusting the Future’s unknown store, Lovers and sweethearts evermore. Sweethearts still at the close of day, […]

After Many Years [poem by Henry Kendall]

[Editor: This poem by Henry Kendall was published in Songs from the Mountains (1880).] After Many Years. The song that once I dreamed about, The tender, touching thing, As radiant as the rose without — The love of wind and wing — The perfect verses to the tune Of woodland music set, As beautiful as […]

Names upon a Stone [poem by Henry Kendall]

[Editor: This poem by Henry Kendall was published in Songs from the Mountains (1880).] Names upon a Stone. (Inscribed to G. L. Fagan, Esq.) Across bleak widths of broken sea A fierce north-easter breaks, And makes a thunder on the lea — A whiteness of the lakes. Here, while beyond the rainy stream The wild […]

Mary Rivers [poem by Henry Kendall]

[Editor: This poem by Henry Kendall was published in Songs from the Mountains (1880).] Mary Rivers. Path beside the silver waters flashing in October’s sun — Walk, by green and golden margins where the sister streamlets run, Twenty shining springs have vanished, full of flower, and leaf, and bird, Since the step of Mary Rivers […]

At Euroma [poem by Henry Kendall]

[Editor: This poem by Henry Kendall was published in Leaves from Australian Forests (1869).] At Euroma. They built his mound of the rough red ground, By the dip of a desert dell, Where all things sweet are killed by the heat, And scattered o’er flat and fell. In a burning zone they left him alone, […]