Brown Eyes [poem by E. J. Brady]

[Editor: This poem by E. J. Brady was published in Bush-land Ballads (1910).] Brown Eyes This is the ballad of Brown Eyes, sung by a Man of Sin, Saved from the Slough of Despond his soul hath wallowed in. * * * She dwelled with her great-limbed clansmen; I was a stranger there. I bore […]

With the Angels [poem by Agnes Neale]

[Editor: This poem by Agnes Neale was published in Shadows and Sunbeams (1890).] With the Angels. My darling! my beautiful darling! So full of the glory of life — So full of the splendor and sweetness With which the strong sunshine is rife. You are lovely, my beautiful darling, Than roses more dainty and sweet; […]

The Bridge of Sighs [poem by Kenneth Mackay]

[Editor: This poem by Kenneth Mackay was published in Stirrup Jingles from the Bush and the Turf and Other Rhymes (1887).] The Bridge of Sighs. Along the bridge the people pass; The river, like dark gloomy Styx, A stream in which each sex and class Who cross must mix. Sin brushes with her tainted skirt […]

The Stockman’s Offering [poem by Kenneth Mackay]

[Editor: This poem by Kenneth Mackay was published in Stirrup Jingles from the Bush and the Turf and Other Rhymes (1887).] The Stockman’s Offering. Alright, boss! If a yarn I must spin, Leastways it won’t be a cuffer, Although, how this here pitch to begin I don’t know, as I’m a duffer. So, a-blowing the […]

Requiescat [poem, 28 October 1905]

[Editor: A poem published in The Record, 28 October 1905.] Requiescat. She was sweeter by far than the flowers of May, And we loved her as passionate lovers, Who live in the light of the beautiful day That love in its blindness discovers. Her music was strange to this beautiful sphere; Now her voice is […]