The Old Jockey and his Mount: Or Turf Tattle [poem by Kenneth Mackay]

[Editor: This poem by Kenneth Mackay was published in Stirrup Jingles from the Bush and the Turf and Other Rhymes (1887).] The Old Jockey and his Mount: Or Turf Tattle. So you’ve come for a pat and a rub, old man, And I daresay for something sweet? Well, then, poke your nose in my coat, […]

In Memory of ———— [poem by Kenneth Mackay]

[Editor: This poem by Kenneth Mackay was published in Stirrup Jingles from the Bush and the Turf and Other Rhymes (1887).] In Memory of ———— I saw thee first, my peerless one, ’Neath soft Australian skies; What time the rays of summer sun On far blue summits dies. The light shone on your golden hair; […]

Voices of the Night [poem by Kenneth Mackay]

[Editor: This poem by Kenneth Mackay was published in Stirrup Jingles from the Bush and the Turf and Other Rhymes (1887).] Voices of the Night. At times when sleep has almost won its way, As thick its heavy chains around me twine, I hear a chord of some far-distant day Sound like the striking of […]

Fair is Thy Form [poem by Kenneth Mackay]

[Editor: This poem by Kenneth Mackay was published in Stirrup Jingles from the Bush and the Turf and Other Rhymes (1887).] Fair is Thy Form. Fair is thy form where love half-sleeping lies, Tender thy voice as the last note that dies On summer air, when breezes soft and low Through forest harps on moonlit […]

The Bridge of Sighs [poem by Kenneth Mackay]

[Editor: This poem by Kenneth Mackay was published in Stirrup Jingles from the Bush and the Turf and Other Rhymes (1887).] The Bridge of Sighs. Along the bridge the people pass; The river, like dark gloomy Styx, A stream in which each sex and class Who cross must mix. Sin brushes with her tainted skirt […]