Faith in God [poem by Henry Kendall]

[Editor: This poem by Henry Kendall was published in Leaves from Australian Forests (1869).] Faith in God. Have faith in God. For whosoever lists To calm conviction in these days of strife, Will learn that in this steadfast stand exists The scholarship severe of human life — This face to face with Doubt! I know […]

On the Paroo [poem by Henry Kendall]

[Editor: This poem by Henry Kendall was published in Leaves from Australian Forests (1869).] On the Paroo. As when the strong stream of a wintering sea Rolls round our coast, with bodeful breaks of storm, And swift salt rain, and bitter wind that saith Wild things and woeful of the White South Land Alone with […]

Syrinx [poem by Henry Kendall]

[Editor: This poem by Henry Kendall was published in Leaves from Australian Forests (1869).] Syrinx. A heap of low dark, rocky coast Unknown to foot or feather! A sea-voice moaning like a ghost; And fits of fiery weather! The flying Syrinx turned and sped By dim mysterious hollows, Where night is black, and day is […]

Sutherland’s Grave [poem by Henry Kendall]

[Editor: This poem by Henry Kendall was published in Leaves from Australian Forests (1869).] Sutherland’s Grave. [The first white man buried in Australia.] All night long the sea out yonder — all night long the wailful sea, Vext of winds and many thunders, seeketh rest unceasingly! Seeketh rest in dens of tempest where, like one […]

Alfred Tennyson [poem by Henry Kendall]

[Editor: This poem by Henry Kendall was published in Leaves from Australian Forests (1869).] XII. Alfred Tennyson. The silvery dimness of a happy dream I’ve known of late. Methought where Byron moans, Like some wild gulf in melancholy zones, I passed tear-blinded! Once a lurid gleam Of stormy sunset loitered on the sea While, travelling […]