When Your Brains Are Out On Strike [poem by Grant Hervey, 18 January 1903]

[Editor: A poem by Grant Hervey, published in his “Cuts and Carvings” column in The Sunday Times (Perth, WA).] When Your Brains Are Out On Strike. “I am barren of ideas,” sighed the rhymester mid the beers, As he sadly eyed his pewter in pursuit of brilliant thoughts ; “Lo, my skull is barren now […]

When Your Hat Blows Off [poem by Grant Hervey, 11 January 1903]

[Editor: A poem by Grant Hervey, published in his “Cuts and Carvings” column in The Sunday Times (Perth, WA).] When Your Hat Blows Off. (Memo.— This poem is written in the lining of a valuable “tile” which has just been blown off and gutter-stained beyond repair ; so any violent or blasphemous statements found herein […]

Io ! [poem by Grant Hervey, 11 January 1903]

[Editor: A poem by Grant Hervey, published in his “Cuts and Carvings” column in The Sunday Times (Perth, WA).] Io ! The Romans had a Feast Day — A day they called Io ! It was no solemn priest-day, No time of holy woe. It was a time of laughing — No day of psalters […]

When a Man’s Sewing Buttons on his Pants [poem by Grant Hervey, 4 January 1903]

[Editor: A poem by Grant Hervey, published in his “Cuts and Carvings” column in The Sunday Times (Perth, WA).] When A Man’s Sewing Buttons On His Pants. (Written at 2 a.m.) ’Tis a grave and solemn moment, free from stir and wordy foment, when the lonely son of woman taketh needle in his hand ; […]

The Corruption of Angeldom [poem by Grant Hervey, 4 January 1903]

[Editor: A poem by Grant Hervey, published in his “Cuts and Carvings” column in The Sunday Times (Perth, WA).] The Corruption of Angeldom It was Cup-time up in heaven and the saints went flying round, Buying new straw crowns and haloes and gay plumage for that same ; Oh, with trading robes and feathers and […]