At Dusk [poem by Henry Kendall]

[Editor: This poem by Henry Kendall was published in Leaves from Australian Forests (1869).] At Dusk. At dusk, like flowers that shun the day, Shy thoughts from dim recesses break, And plead for words I dare not say For your sweet sake. My early love! my first, my last! Mistakes have been that both must […]

Ellen Ray [poem by Henry Kendall]

[Editor: This poem by Henry Kendall was published in Leaves from Australian Forests (1869).] Ellen Ray. A quiet song for Ellen — The patient Ellen Ray, A dreamer in the nightfall, A watcher in the day. The wedded of the sailor Who keeps so far away: A shadow on his forehead For patient Ellen Ray. […]

Euterpe [poem by Henry Kendall]

[Editor: This poem by Henry Kendall was published in Leaves from Australian Forests (1869).] Euterpe. Child of Light, the bright, the birdlike! wilt thou float and float to me, Facing winds, and sleets, and waters, flying glimpses of the sea? Down amongst the hills of tempest where the elves of tumult roam — Blown wet […]

The Glen of Arrawatta [poem by Henry Kendall]

[Editor: This poem by Henry Kendall was published in Leaves from Australian Forests (1869).] The Glen of Arrawatta. A sky of wind! And while these fitful gusts Are beating round the windows in the cold, With sullen sobs of rain, behold I shape A Settler’s story of the wild old times: One told by camp-fires […]

Mountain Moss [poem by Henry Kendall]

[Editor: This poem by Henry Kendall was published in Leaves from Australian Forests (1869).] Mountain Moss. It lies amongst the sleeping stones, Far down the hidden mountain-glade; And past its brink the torrent moans For ever in a dreamy shade. A little patch of dark-green moss, Whose softness grew of quiet ways, (With all its […]