City Hunger [poem by Marie E. J. Pitt]

[Editor: This poem by Marie E. J. Pitt was published in The Horses of the Hills and Other Verses (1911).] City Hunger. A tent ’neath the gum trees? — O No! No! Give me the stream of which I am part — The red stream filling the old world’s heart With life and laughter, with […]

The Keening [poem by Marie E. J. Pitt]

[Editor: This poem by Marie E. J. Pitt was published in The Horses of the Hills and Other Verses (1911).] The Keening. We are the women and children Of the men that mined for gold: Heavy are we with sorrow, Heavy as heart can hold; Galled are we with injustice, Sick to the soul of […]

Look Up [poem by Marie E. J. Pitt]

[Editor: This poem by Marie E. J. Pitt was published in The Horses of the Hills and Other Verses (1911).] Look Up. O phantom bars and futile bands! O fettered feet of clay! O blind unfaith and folded hands! The East is growing grey. Look up! Hope’s rainbow hangs athwart More joys than life can […]

Phases [poem by Marie E. J. Pitt]

[Editor: This poem by Marie E. J. Pitt was published in The Horses of the Hills and Other Verses (1911).] Phases. Just a flush of pleasure And a flash of pain For a half-guessed treasure Found and lost again: Faery fancies flocking, Hopes and fears astart, That’s when Love comes knocking — Knocking at the […]

Hamilton [poem by Marie E. J. Pitt]

[Editor: This poem by Marie E. J. Pitt was published in The Horses of the Hills and Other Verses (1911).] Hamilton. Wild and wet, and windy wet falls the night on Hamilton, Hamilton that seaward looks unto the setting sun, Lady of the patient face, lifted everlastingly, Veiled and hushed and mystical as a cloistered […]