Collected Poems of John Shaw Neilson [edited by R. H. Croll, 1934]

[Editor: This book of poetry was written by John Shaw Neilson and edited by R. H. Croll.]

Title page

Title page

Portrait of John Shaw Neilson

Portrait of John Shaw Neilson

Collected Poems


John Shaw Neilson

Edited with an Introduction
R. H. Croll

Index to Titles

All the World’s a Lolly-Shop
Along a River
April Weather
As Far as My Heart Can Go
At a Lowan’s Nest
At the End of Spring
The Ballad of Remembrance
The Bard and the Lizard
The Birds Go By
The Blue Wren in the Hop-Bush
Break of Day
The Child Being There
Child of Tears
The Child We Lost
Colour Yourself for a Man
Dear Little Cottage
Dolly’s Offering
The Dream is Deep
The Eleventh Moon
The Evening is the Morning
The Eyes of Little Charlotte
The Flight of the Weary
For a Child
For a Little Girl’s Birthday
From a Coffin
The Gentle Water Bird
The Girl with the Black Hair
The Good Season
Green Lover
Green Singer
Half a Life Back
Heart of Spring
The Hen in the Bushes
Her Eyes
He Sold Himself to the Daisies
His Love was Burned Away
The Hour is Lost
The Hour of the Parting
Inland Born
In the Dim Counties
In the Street
The Irish Welcome
It is the Last
Julie Callaway
The Lad Who Started Out
Lament for Early Buttercups
The Land Where I Was Born
Little White Girl
Love in Absence
The Lover Sings
Love’s Coming
The Loving Tree
The Luckless Bard to the Flying Blossom
Maggie Tulliver
The Magpie in the Moonlight
Meeting of Sighs
The Moon was Seven Days Down
Native Companions Dancing
Old Granny Sullivan
Old Nell Dickerson
Old Violin
The Orange Tree
Out to the Green Fields
Pale Neighbour
Petticoat Green
The Petticoat Plays
The Poor, Poor Country
The Quarrel with the Neighbour
Ride Him Away
Roses Three
The Sacrifice
The Scent of the Lover
Schoolgirls Hastening
Sheedy was Dying
Show Me the Song
The Soldier is Home
The Song and the Bird
Song Be Delicate
Song for a Honeymoon
So Sweet a Mouth Had She
Stephen Foster
The Stolen Lament
Stony Town
The Sun is Up
Surely God was a Lover
The Sweetening of the Year
Those Shaded Eyes
’Tis the White Plum Tree
To a Blue Flower
To a Lodging-House Canary
To an Early-Flowering Almond
To a School-Girl
’Twas in the Early Summer Time
Under a Kurrajong
The Unlovely Player
The Wedding in September
When Kisses are as Strawberries
The White Flowers Came
The Whistling Jack
The Winter Sundown
The Woman of Ireland
You, and Yellow Air

Lothian Book Publishing Company
Pty. Ltd. Melbourne and Sydney

Copyright . . . 31st May, 1934

Reprinted November, 1943

Reprinted . . . . . . May, 1949

Registered at the G.P.O., Melbourne, for transmission through the post as a book

Wholly set up and printed in Australia by Wilke & Co. Ltd., Jeffcott Street, Melbourne

John Shaw Neilson (editor: R. H. Croll), Collected Poems of John Shaw Neilson, Melbourne: Lothian Publishing Company, 1934 [May 1949 reprint]

Editor’s notes:
All of the poems in the first part of this book, from “Heart of Spring (page 1) up to “The Dream is Deep” (page 82), were included in John Shaw Neilson’s book Heart of Spring (1919).
“Along a River” was included in Heart of Spring, but under the title of “Bush Scene”.
“At a Lowan’s Nest” was included in Heart of Spring, but under the title of “Lowan’s Nest”.

All of the poems published in Heart of Spring (1919) were included in Collected Poems of John Shaw Neilson (1934), except for four:
1) Little Dead Milliner
2) O, Lady of the Dazzling Flowers
3) “The Day is Thine”
4) The Heart Longs

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