Galatea [poem by Henry Kendall]

[Editor: This poem by Henry Kendall was published in Songs from the Mountains (1880).] Galatea. A silver slope, a fall of firs, a league of gleaming grasses, And fiery cones, and sultry spurs, and swarthy pits and passes! * * * * * * The long-haired Cyclops bated breath, and bit his lip and hearkened, […]

By the Cliffs of the Sea [poem by Henry Kendall]

[Editor: This poem by Henry Kendall was published in Songs from the Mountains (1880).] By the Cliffs of the Sea. (In Memory of Samuel Bennett.) In a far-away glen of the hills, Where the bird of the night is at rest, Shut in from the thunder that fills The fog-hidden caves of the west — […]

The Melbourne International Exhibition [poem by Henry Kendall]

[Editor: This poem by Henry Kendall was published in Songs from the Mountains (1880).] The Melbourne International Exhibition. (Written for Music.) I. Brothers from far away lands — Sons of the fathers of fame Here are our hearts and our hands — This is our song of acclaim. Lords from magnificent zones, Shores of superlative […]

Rover [poem by Henry Kendall]

[Editor: This poem by Henry Kendall was published in Songs from the Mountains (1880).] Rover. No classic warrior tempts my pen To fill with verse these pages — No lordly-hearted man of men My Muse’s thought engages. Let others choose the mighty dead, And sing their battles over! My champion too has fought and bled […]

On a Spanish Cathedral [poem by Henry Kendall]

[Editor: This poem by Henry Kendall was published in Songs from the Mountains (1880).] On a Spanish Cathedral.* Deep under the spires of a hill by the feet of the thunder-cloud trod, I pause in a luminous, still, magnificent temple of God! At the steps of the altar august — a vision of angels in […]