A Molloy Melody [poem by Grant Hervey, 28 December 1902]

[Editor: A poem by Grant Hervey, published in his “Cuts and Carvings” column in The Sunday Times (Perth, WA), 28 December 1902.] A Molloy Melody. Lo, we send a Christmas present to thee, Thomas, in a pleasant, and a gentle, early Christian frame of journalistic mind; ’Tis the time when men forgiving all their foes […]

“When a Man’s Rubbed Out” [poem by Grant Hervey, 28 December 1902]

[Editor: A poem by Grant Hervey, published in his “Cuts and Carvings” column in The Sunday Times (Perth, WA).] “When a Man’s Rubbed Out.” [The committee shall disqualify, for any period they may think fit, any person who, in their opinion, has been guilty of dishonest, corrupt, fraudulent, or improper practices on the Turf — […]

Steerage to the West [poem by Grant Hervey, 21 December 1902]

[Editor: A poem by Grant Hervey, published in his “Cuts and Carvings” column in The Sunday Times (Perth, WA).] Steerage to the West. (With more-or-less of an apology to Henry Lawson.) Oh, we leave the smellful Yarra and we blunder down the bay, Herded aft like soulless cattle while the wealthy go saloon ; It’s […]

The Hardest Road [poem by Grant Hervey, 21 December 1902]

[Editor: A poem by Grant Hervey, published in his “Cuts and Carvings” column in The Sunday Times (Perth, WA).] The Hardest Road. There are roads whereon you grumble and abuse the blessed track, Saying, “Blast the thing to blazes” ; saying, “damn” and “double-damn,” There are paths on which you murmur and you hanker to […]

When a Fellow Does His Damnedest [poem by Grant Hervey]

[Editor: This poem by Grant Hervey was published in Australians Yet and Other Verses, 1913.] When a Fellow Does His Damnedest I Heard a Voice all-potent, singing deep within my soul — “Be a Strong Man, be a Smiter — keep thy Manhood sure and whole ! I have gathered up the splendour of the […]