The Jingoes Have Their Lesson: Kruger Returns [poem by Grant Hervey, 16 July 1905]

[Editor: A poem by Grant Hervey.] The Jingoes Have Their Lesson. Kruger Returns. (Oom Paul Kruger’s body was landed at Capetown recently for burial. A crowd of ten thousand followed the cortege of the exiled President. On the coffin of the dead patriot was one wreath inscribed, “To Paul Kruger — The Friend of the […]

“London Board!” [poem by Grant Hervey, 27 November 1910]

[Editor: A poem by Grant Hervey, published in his “Cuts and Carvings” column, in The Sunday Times (Perth, WA), 27 November 1910.] “London Board!” The London Board is dissatisfied with the results obtained. — Any mining report. Its seal upon the continents, its hand upon, the “wires” — The London Board’s dissatisfied; there’s Nothing it […]

The Land Where the Long Liquors Grow [poem by Grant Hervey, 18 January 1903]

[Editor: A poem by Grant Hervey, published in his “Cuts and Carvings” column in The Sunday Times (Perth, WA).] The Land Where the Long Liquors Grow. When we’ve wrote the “They Says” with an empty ink vase, and we’ve glanced over the final “revise,” There’s a Land that we seek with our thirsts all a-creak […]

A Prophetic Pome [poem by Grant Hervey, 18 January 1903]

[Editor: A poem by Grant Hervey, published in his “Cuts and Carvings” column in The Sunday Times (Perth, WA).] A Prophetic Pome. I dreamt last night was the twenty-sixth, and John Forrest had just said, “Lo ! Let my scheme arise on its two hind feet ; let my noble reservoir flow !” And they […]

When Your Brains Are Out On Strike [poem by Grant Hervey, 18 January 1903]

[Editor: A poem by Grant Hervey, published in his “Cuts and Carvings” column in The Sunday Times (Perth, WA).] When Your Brains Are Out On Strike. “I am barren of ideas,” sighed the rhymester mid the beers, As he sadly eyed his pewter in pursuit of brilliant thoughts ; “Lo, my skull is barren now […]