The Fate of the Explorers [poem by Henry Kendall, A Tribute to the Memory of Burke and Wills, 1862]

[Editor: This poem by Henry Kendall, about the Burke and Wills expedition, was published in A Tribute to the Memory of Burke and Wills (broadsheet), 1862.] The Fate of the Explorers. By Henry Kendall. Set your face towards the darkness, tell of deserts weird and wide, Where unshaken woods are huddled, and low languid waters […]

Cui Bono? [poem by Henry Kendall, 1865

[Editor: This poem by Henry Kendall was published in The Glen of the White Man’s Grave (1865).] Cui Bono? A clamour by day and a whisper by night, And the Summer comes, with the shining noons; With the ripple of leaves, and the passionate light Of the falling suns and the rising moons! And the […]

The Glen of the White Man’s Grave [booklet by Henry Kendall, 1865]

[Editor: This booklet by Henry Kendall was published in 1865. It contains two poems: “The Glen of the White Man’s Grave” and “Cui Bono?”.] The Glen of the White Man’s Grave A sky of wind! And while these July gusts Are beating round the windows in the cold, With sullen sobs of rain, behold I […]

After Many Years [poem by Henry Kendall]

[Editor: This poem by Henry Kendall was published in Songs from the Mountains (1880).] After Many Years. The song that once I dreamed about, The tender, touching thing, As radiant as the rose without — The love of wind and wing — The perfect verses to the tune Of woodland music set, As beautiful as […]

Leichhardt [poem by Henry Kendall]

[Editor: This poem by Henry Kendall was published in Songs from the Mountains (1880).] Leichhardt. Lordly harp, by lordly Master wakened from majestic sleep, Yet shall speak and yet shall sing the words which make the fathers weep — Voice surpassing human voices — high unearthly harmony — Yet shall tell the tale of hero, […]