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 […]

Leichhardt [poem by Henry Kendall]

[Editor: This poem by Henry Kendall was published in Songs from the Mountains (1880).] Leichhardt. Lordly harp, by lordly Master wakened from majestic sleep, Yet shall speak and yet shall sing the words which make the fathers weep — Voice surpassing human voices — high unearthly harmony — Yet shall tell the tale of hero, […]

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 […]

A Hyde Park Larrikin [poem by Henry Kendall]

[Editor: This poem by Henry Kendall was published in Songs from the Mountains (1880).] A Hyde Park Larrikin.* You may have heard of Proclus, sir, If you have been a reader; And you may know a bit of her Who helped the Lycian leader. I have my doubts — the head you “sport” (Now mark […]

Black Kate [poem by Henry Kendall]

[Editor: This poem by Henry Kendall was published in Songs from the Mountains (1880).] Black Kate. Kate, they say, is seventeen — Do not count her sweet, you know. Arms of her are rather lean — Ditto, calves and feet, you know. Features of Hellenic type Are not patent here, you see. Katie loves a […]