For a Child [poem by John Shaw Neilson]

[Editor: This poem by John Shaw Neilson was published in Heart of Spring (1919) and Collected Poems of John Shaw Neilson (1934).] For a Child Into your angel mouth The sport of Spring And the Summer’s honey Came rioting. Your eyes were as flowers, Fine gold your hair, Warm in my heart you sang Love […]

At the End of Spring [poem by John Shaw Neilson]

[Editor: This poem by John Shaw Neilson was published in Heart of Spring (1919) and Collected Poems of John Shaw Neilson (1934).] At the End of Spring Put down thy bonny head, This is the end: Thou wert a joyous love, Thou wert a pleasing friend: Soft-silken is the grass Where thy twinkling colours blend. […]

The Scent o’ the Lover [poem by John Shaw Neilson]

[Editor: This poem by John Shaw Neilson was published in Heart of Spring (1919) and Collected Poems of John Shaw Neilson (1934).] The Scent o’ the Lover I saw the mushrooms hoping In the cool June: It is the scent o’ the lover Sweetens the tune. May the good men mock me That I dare […]

The Song and the Bird [poem by John Shaw Neilson]

[Editor: This poem by John Shaw Neilson was published in Heart of Spring (1919) and Collected Poems of John Shaw Neilson (1934).] The Song and the Bird He hath his Heaven got: For Love he shakes the tree: Happy he heedeth not The many gods that be. He telleth all his mad Manoeuvring to the […]

O, Lady of the Dazzling Flowers! [poem by John Shaw Neilson]

[Editor: This poem by John Shaw Neilson was published in Heart of Spring (1919).] O, Lady of the Dazzling Flowers! O lady of the dazzling flowers And the frock so white and fine, How hopeless is thy prettiness And that cool heart of thine! Thou hast not been to the rude field Where men and […]