Lowan’s Nest [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); in the latter, it was entitled “At a Lowan’s Nest”.] Lowan’s Nest Here, in the rubble and the sand, This monument by thee was planned: Great was the love that in thee hid, […]

Bush Scene [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); in the latter, it was entitled “Along a River”.] Bush Scene Green leaves — a patch of world along a river, The drab and silver draping every limb, The cackling kingfisher with throat […]

A Ballad of Eureka [poem by Victor Daley]

[Editor: A poem by Victor Daley about the Eureka Rebellion which occurred in Ballarat in 1854. Published in Creeve Roe: Poetry by Victor Daley, 1947.] A Ballad of Eureka Stand up, my young Australian, In the brave light of the sun, And hear how Freedom’s battle Was in old days lost — and won. The […]