The Black-Soil Teams [poem by E. J. Brady]

[Editor: This poem by E. J. Brady was published in The Earthen Floor (1902).] XXIX. The Black-Soil Teams. For God hath made the Black-soil; and spread it near and far. From down the sweeping Namoi bends, away to Talbragar: Its richness no man questions, its wealth no man denies, But Sheol ’tis in rain time; […]

The Lost Brigade [poem by E. J. Brady]

[Editor: This poem by E. J. Brady was published in The Earthen Floor (1902).] XXVIII. The Lost Brigade. Because of a word that wills the world Since ever the world begun, The flag of a Lost Brigade, unfurled, Waves out at the setting sun. The shout of a Wild Brigade is heard And ever the […]

The Seven Sisters [poem by E. J. Brady]

[Editor: This poem by E. J. Brady was published in The Earthen Floor (1902).] XXVII. The Seven Sisters. By the Word of God the Father On His third creation morn, By the Voice of the Eternal Were the Seven Sisters born. They shall stand until the Sunrise And the Sunset be as one; They shall […]

His Lights are Out [poem by E. J. Brady]

[Editor: This poem by E. J. Brady was published in The Earthen Floor (1902).] XXVI. His Lights are Out. Have I hung my cap on the main truck, lass or stood on the royal yard, That you clutch my arm at a deck-wide cliff with a motherly damned regard? . . . It’s little they […]

Twilight [poem by E. J. Brady]

[Editor: This poem by E. J. Brady was published in The Earthen Floor (1902).] XXV. Twilight. When a heavy surf is droning In the twilight on the bar; When our Mother Sea is crooning, Her quaint cradle-song afar. When the wild black swans are lining To some still, remote lagoon; And above the headland shining […]