A Christmas Greeting to K. B. [poem by Joseph Furphy]

[Editor: This poem by Joseph Furphy was published in The Poems of Joseph Furphy (1916). The poem was written for Kate Baker.] A Christmas Greeting to K. B. While changing Seasons run their course, Controlled and guided from above, It is thy part to re-inforce The broadening stream of Light and Love. Source: K. B. […]

Birthday Lines to K. B. [poem by Joseph Furphy]

[Editor: This poem by Joseph Furphy was published in The Poems of Joseph Furphy (1916). The poem was written for Kate Baker, who was born on 23 April 1861.] Birthday Lines to K. B. Life is a Poem, short or long, A dismal Dirge, or jovial Song, A Psalm of faith, or Lay of Pride, […]

Lines for Lizer-Jane’s Album [poem by Joseph Furphy]

[Editor: This poem by Joseph Furphy was published in The Poems of Joseph Furphy (1916).] Lines for Lizer-Jane’s Album. (Miss Drewitt.) No two leaves that wave in Arden, No two grass blades on the plain, No two flowers that gem the garden, Show as twins in form or vein, No two grains of desert sand […]

The Fly in the Ointment [poem by Joseph Furphy]

[Editor: This poem by Joseph Furphy was published in The Poems of Joseph Furphy (1916).] The Fly in the Ointment. (“Bulletin,” March, 1900.) When the great Creator fashion’d us, and saw that we were good, He commission’d us to dominate the planet as it stood. But His ordinance meets denial still, and peace remains unknown, […]

“The Schoolhouse on the Plain” [poem by Joseph Furphy]

[Editor: This poem by Joseph Furphy was published in The Poems of Joseph Furphy (1916).] “The Schoolhouse on the Plain.” (From “An Idyll of the Wimmera.”) On the geodetic line, where the parish boundaries join At a level and interminable lane You can see it there, alone, standing calmly on its own, Like an iceberg […]