Hymn for Missions [poem by L. E. Homfray, 16 January 1913]

[Editor: This poem by L. E. Homfray was published in Church Life (Toronto, Canada), 16 January 1913.] Hymn for Missions. Oh! God of Heaven, and earth and sea, Our longing cry goes up to Thee, That gathered in from every land Thine own redeemed shall safely stand. Oh! hear the prayer all nations pray, And […]

Glossary [for The Moods of Ginger Mick, by C. J. Dennis]

[Editor: This glossary by C. J. Dennis was published in The Moods of Ginger Mick (1916).] The Glossary GLOSSARY For use with “The Sentimental Bloke” and “Ginger Mick.” A.I.F. — Australian Imperial Forces. Alley, to toss in the. — To give up the ghost. Also ran, The. — On the turf, horses that fail to […]

“A Gallant Gentleman” [poem by C. J. Dennis]

[Editor: This poem by C. J. Dennis was published in The Moods of Ginger Mick (1916).] “A Gallant Gentleman” A month ago the world grew grey fer me; A month ago the light went out fer Rose. To ’er they broke it gentle as might be; But fer ’is pal ’twus one uv them swift […]

The Game [poem by C. J. Dennis]

[Editor: This poem by C. J. Dennis was published in The Moods of Ginger Mick (1916).] The Game “Ho! the sky’s as blue as blazes an’ the sun is shinin’ bright, An’ the dicky birds is singin’ over’ead, An’ I’m ’ummin’, softly ’ummin’, w’ile I’m achin’ fer a fight, An’ the chance to fill some […]

To the Boys Who Took the Count [poem by C. J. Dennis]

[Editor: This poem by C. J. Dennis was published in The Moods of Ginger Mick (1916).] To the Boys Who Took the Count See, I’m writin’ to Mick as a bloke to a bloke — To a cobber o’ mine at the front — An’ I’m gittin’ full up uv the mullock they poke At […]