Green Gravel [poem by E. J. Brady]

[Editor: This poem by E. J. Brady was published in Bells and Hobbles (1911).] Green Gravel. Green gravel, green gravel, the grass is so green The fairest young lady that ever I’ve seen — Children’s Rhyme. Oh Molly, when the grass was green, When I was King and you were Queen; When underneath the gumtree’s […]

Sealed With a Kiss [poem, 21 April 1933]

[Editor: A poem published in the Narromine News and Trangie Advocate, 21 April 1933.] Sealed With a Kiss. “Sealed with a kiss” on the envelope Somebody sent to me; Traced underneath was a lily bud, As a symbol of purity. For the lily is ever the purest flower That in life’s dull garden grows, Holding […]

On the Occasion of Meeting a Young Lady at the Last Public Ball [poem, 2 May 1829]

[Editor: A poem published in Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, 2 May 1829.] On the Occasion of Meeting a Young Lady at the Last Public Ball. Alone in her beauty, and bright as the morning, Which dawns every day on our tropical coast, She mov’d; — every grace, every charm was adorning A […]