Nomad Chant [poem by Louis Esson]

[Editor: This poem by Louis Esson was published in Bells and Bees: Verses (1910).] Nomad Chant To E. J. Brady The Spring wind, brother, With marching music blows. Calling to one another, Children of the Mother, We go where the wind goes. New thoughts prick sharper Than spears at old despair. Who can be a […]

Brogan’s Lane [poem by Louis Esson]

[Editor: This poem by Louis Esson was published in Bells and Bees: Verses (1910).] Brogan’s Lane There’s a crack in the city — down that sharp street In couples, and armed, tramp rossers on beat. Like a joss, silhouetted across the pane A Chinese face watches down Brogan’s Lane, Brogan’s Lane, Brogan’s Lane, A reeling […]

The Fisher [poem by Louis Esson]

[Editor: This poem by Louis Esson was published in Bells and Bees: Verses (1910).] The Fisher Vatea went fishing (he dwelt afar In the land of Aviki where marvels are.) He baited his hook with the evening star. The star quivered under the waves, and wrought Magical patterns, but tempted naught. No porpoise, no little […]

Magpies [poem by Louis Esson]

[Editor: This poem by Louis Esson was published in Bells and Bees: Verses (1910).] Magpies I hear the cry of the magpies joyously gushing Over the morning, The carolling slogan of magpies, like a rill rushing, And sorrow scorning. Magpies, fill up my heart with the joy of exultant things Fresh notes adorning! Breath of […]

A Spring Morning [poem by Louis Esson]

[Editor: This poem by Louis Esson was published in Bells and Bees: Verses (1910).] A Spring Morning The sky is blue and sunny, Busy the wild bee thrums, Now manna-dew and honey Spill o’er from old red gums. The bush gleams fresh and dewy To lure her stragglers back; A greybeard, humping bluey, Goes whistling […]