The Days of Delight [poem by Rex Ingamells]

[Editor: This poem by Rex Ingamells was published in Gumtops (1935).] The Days of Delight Three old men In drear desolation, Shaking their heads In shrill conversation: “Gone!” cries one, “Forever!” another; “The days of delight They are gone,” wails the other. “Strange lost dreams! The things that we cherished Were nothing but dreams,” All […]

By the Fire [poem by Rex Ingamells]

[Editor: This poem by Rex Ingamells was published in Gumtops (1935).] By the Fire The gentle drum of rain upon the roof Is sorrowful but comforting to sorrow; And its dim reverberations Soothe the night. I am sitting by the fire, Watching the warm raying of its light, And treasuring remembered conversations Salvaging from yesterday […]

The Captive [poem by Rex Ingamells]

[Editor: This poem by Rex Ingamells was published in Gumtops (1935).] The Captive See the lion, see the tawny king, Stretched on grey cement, With unregarding, dreamy eyes, Calm and innocent. See those limbs, so lax and statuesque; See that quiet head; And view again those idle eyes, Whence all fire has fled. Blind he […]

The Lady of Light [poem by Rex Ingamells]

[Editor: This poem by Rex Ingamells was published in Gumtops (1935).] The Lady of Light It is black outside the house to-night, Big ghouls hold captive the Lady of Light; A dungeon chink if she peep through, They drag her and beat her from earth-man’s view; Beat her the more in dark duress For earth-man’s […]

Sea-Things [poem by Rex Ingamells]

[Editor: This poem by Rex Ingamells was published in Gumtops (1935).] Sea-Things I love the sea. Oh, how I love the sea! All ocean things are magic things to me. I love the solitude of ocean days, When up above me billowed canvas sways; I love the spray-sweet cleanliness of decks; The singing of the […]