Clarrie Dennis’ Message to Lauraites: Laura Days [poem by C. J. Dennis, 1 July 1932]

[Editor: This article includes both a poem and a letter by C. J. Dennis; it was published in The Laura Standard and Crystal Brook Courier (1 July 1932).] Clarrie Dennis’ message to Lauraites. Laura Days. Dreaming to-day in a forest green Where the great gums rake the sky, My thoughts turn back to another scene […]

Anzac [poem by C. J. Dennis, 25 April 1927]

[Editor: This poem by C. J. Dennis was published in The Herald, 25 April 1927.] Anzac By C. J. Dennis Anzac! And war’s grim storm . . . The scream of a passing shell, Torn earth, and — a quiet form . . . . “Pass, comrade. All is well.” Nay, but his spirit lives; […]

To a Dead Mate [poem by C. J. Dennis, 5 September 1922]

[Editor: This poem by C. J. Dennis was published in The Herald, 5 September 1922, in the column “The Mooch of Life” (“Conducted by C. J. Dennis”). It was written about the death of Henry Lawson on 2 September 1922.] To a Dead Mate Henry Lawson died in Sydney on Saturday. There’s many a man […]

A meditation upon the glad new year — with poetic interludes [article and poetry by C. J. Dennis, 2 January 1907]

[Editor: This article (including several small pieces of poetry) by C. J. Dennis was published in The Gadfly, 2 January 1907.] A meditation upon the glad new year — with poetic interludes. (For The Gadfly.) Dear Friends — Let us meditate upon the season we celebrate. It is the glad New Year! Ah, my dear […]

Dusk [poem by C. J. Dennis]

[Editor: This poem by C. J. Dennis was published in The Singing Garden (1935).] Dusk Now is the healing, quiet hour that fills This gay, green world with peace and grateful rest. Where lately over opalescent hills The blood of slain Day reddened all the west, Now comes at Night’s behest, A glow that over […]