Time [poem by Joseph Furphy]

[Editor: This poem by Joseph Furphy was published in The Poems of Joseph Furphy (1916). This poem was the last in the book, as indicated by the word “Finis” at the top of the page.] Finis. Time. O Time! Time! Time! Thou wondrous mystery! Within whose rune and rhyme Lies all Man’s history Before Creation’s […]

Elegy on Lincoln [poem by Joseph Furphy]

[Editor: This poem by Joseph Furphy was published in The Poems of Joseph Furphy (1916).] Elegy on Lincoln. Lincoln is gone — who ruled the Western Land From the Pacific to the Atlantic’s brim — And cold and nerveless lies the mighty hand That struck the fetters from the negro’s limb. Lincoln is gone — […]

The Death of President Lincoln [poem by Joseph Furphy]

[Editor: This poem by Joseph Furphy was published in The Poems of Joseph Furphy (1916).] The Death of President Lincoln. (A Romance.) December 11th, 1867. The fleecy clouds had passed away Before the bright approach of day, And now the morning’s radiance shines Upon an Army’s order’d lines, And light the glancing sunbeams play’d On […]

“Are You the Cove?” [poem by Joseph Furphy]

[Editor: This poem by Joseph Furphy was published in The Poems of Joseph Furphy (1916).] “Are You the Cove?” “Are you the Cove?” He spoke the words As freeman only can. The squatter freezingly inquir’d, “What do you mean, my man?” “Are you the Cove?” His voice was stern, His look was firm and keen. […]

Breaking the News [poem by Joseph Furphy]

[Editor: This poem by Joseph Furphy was published in The Poems of Joseph Furphy (1916).] Breaking the News. Johnny’s drowned — here’s his clo’es Where he’s got to, we dunno; Sure enough, he never rose; So we thought we’d let you know. Gosh! the fright has knocked us flat — Here’s his shirt, an’ here’s […]