A Letter to the Front [poem by C. J. Dennis]

[Editor: This poem by C. J. Dennis was published in The Moods of Ginger Mick (1916).] A Letter to the Front I ’ave written Mick a letter in reply to one uv ’is, Where ’e arsts ’ow things is goin’ where the gums an’ wattles is. So I tries to buck ’im up a bit; […]

The Straight Griffin [poem by C. J. Dennis]

[Editor: This poem by C. J. Dennis was published in The Moods of Ginger Mick (1916).] The Straight Griffin “’Eroes? Orright. You ’ave it ’ow yeh like. Throw up yer little ’at an’ come the glad; But not too much ‘Three-’Earty-Cheers’ fer Mike; There’s other things that ’e’ll be wantin’ bad. The boys won’t ’ave […]

In Spadger’s Lane [poem by C. J. Dennis]

[Editor: This poem by C. J. Dennis was published in The Moods of Ginger Mick (1916).] In Spadger’s Lane Ole Mother Moon ’oo yanks ’er beamin’ dile Acrost the sky when we’ve grown sick o’ day, She’s like some fat ole Jane ’oo loves to smile On all concerned, an’ smooth our faults away; An’, […]

The Singing Soldiers [poem by C. J. Dennis]

[Editor: This poem by C. J. Dennis was published in The Moods of Ginger Mick (1916). The later part of the poem mentions the troopship Southland, which was carrying Australian soldiers from Alexandria (Egypt) to Gallipoli (Turkey) when it was torpedoed and sunk in the Aegean Sea on 2 September 1915.] The Singing Soldiers When […]

Ginger’s Cobber [poem by C. J. Dennis]

[Editor: This poem by C. J. Dennis was published in The Moods of Ginger Mick (1916).] Ginger’s Cobber “’E wears perjarmer soots an’ cleans ’is teeth,” That’s wot I reads. It fairly knocked me flat, “Me soljer cobber, be the name o’ Keith.” Well, if that ain’t the limit, strike me fat! The sort that […]