1921 [poem, 1 January 1921]

[Editor: This poem was published in the “Sun Rays of the Week” column, in The Newcastle Sun (Newcastle, NSW), 1 January 1921.] 1921 We turn another leaf today, Page 1921; What will be written, who can say, In 1921? For many changes there will be In home and town, in you and me, We hope […]

Happy New Year! [poem, 1 January 1921]

[Editor: This poem was published in Smith’s Weekly (Sydney, NSW), 1 January 1921.] Happy New Year! Here’s to the New Year, solvent and gay, Kicking his heels in the new-mown hay! Here’s to the pessimist down the field Who reckoned the rain would spoil the yield! Here’s to the Old Year over the hill Who […]

When New Year’s Day Comes Round [poem by “Dryblower” Murphy, 1 January 1939]

[Editor: A poem by “Dryblower” Murphy, published in The Sunday Times (Perth, WA), 1 January 1939.] When New Year’s Day Comes Round (By Dryblower.) Time registers another notch On his eternal track. His cohorts keep his ward and watch In castle and in shack. Since out of chaos came his birth, And far its fragments […]