The Strength To Be [poem by Grant Hervey]

[Editor: This poem by Grant Hervey was published in Australians Yet and Other Verses, 1913.] The Strength To Be I heard the march of a Nation’s feet as Australia’s pride went by, And my heart was thrilled with a stronger beat, and a glad tear dimmed each eye ; For this was the dream of […]

Black Maria [poem by Grant Hervey]

[Editor: This poem by Grant Hervey was published in Australians Yet and Other Verses, 1913.] Black Maria I sat in Black Maria, and four men sat with me ; They bore upon their features the brand of misery ! Their eyes were dull and hopeless — that strange, sad air they had Of creatures who […]

Transcontinental Railways [poem by Grant Hervey]

[Editor: This poem by Grant Hervey was published in Australians Yet and Other Verses, 1913.] Transcontinental Railways He may be a simple moujik, quite inferior to Us, He may be a hairy Cossack, with a beard to stuff a ’bus — But, when carefully considered, there are points about the Russ, And we haven’t any […]

The Girl Who Came Between [poem by Grant Hervey]

[Editor: This poem by Grant Hervey was published in Australians Yet and Other Verses, 1913.] The Girl Who Came Between I hate her with a blood-red, endless hate — My curse pursues her o’er the stretching years ; Were I the lord of Heaven’s Jasper Gate, I’d hurl her down among the shattered spheres ! […]

The Sweater’s Dream [poem by Grant Hervey]

[Editor: This poem by Grant Hervey was published in Australians Yet and Other Verses, 1913.] The Sweater’s Dream The Sweater slept, and — in the hours when all the world lies calm and still — He dreamed high Heaven’s vasty powers were trained to do his sweaty will. He saw a famished, seething horde beat […]