Absence [poem by Norman L. Beurle, 17 February 1900]

[Editor: This poem by Norman L. Beurle was published in The Australasian (Melbourne), 17 February 1900.] Absence. I hear thy voice in whispered song of bird, In every note of spring’s returning lay, In every echo that the cliffs have heard From those white rollers in the gleaming bay; No chord of Nature’s harp but […]

An Australian Greeting [poem by Norman L. Beurle, 26 October 1899]

[Editor: This patriotic poem by Norman L. Beurle was published in The Herald (Melbourne), 26 October 1899. This poem was written at the time of the Boer War (South Africa, 1899-1902).] An Australian Greeting. Scent of October flowers, Breath of the Austral plains, Speed to the old Home Country; Quick! Ere the Snow-King reigns, Breathe […]

To The Motherland [poem by Norman L. Beurle, 13 October 1899]

[Editor: This patriotic poem by Norman L. Beurle was published in The Herald (Melbourne), 13 October 1899. This poem was written at the time of the Boer War (South Africa, 1899-1902).] To Thy Motherland. Mother of the Hundred Sons, Hand-in-hand to-day; Hear us, o’er your silent guns, Ready for the fray. Hear thy children’s voices […]

The Love of Christ [poem by Norman L. Beurle, 5 October 1895]

[Editor: This poem by Norman L. Beurle was published in The Weekly Times (Melbourne), 5 October 1895.] The Love of Christ. To know the love of Christ, O wondrous joy, The deep abiding gladness it imparts; The ceaseless anthem of harmonious praise, The boundless bliss of consecrated hearts. To know the love of Christ, O […]

The Dew [poem by Norman L. Beurle, 24 August 1895]

[Editor: This poem by Norman L. Beurle was published in The Weekly Times (Melbourne), 24 August 1895.] The Dew. Cometh the dew like the blessing of eve, O’er the tired earth spells of comfort to weave; Bringeth it joy to the flow’rets forlorn, Drooping their heads till the coming of morn. Ne’er can ye estimate […]