Love the Dreamer [poem by Norman L. Beurle, 29 September 1900]

[Editor: This poem by Norman L. Beurle was published in The Australasian (Melbourne), 29 September 1900.] Love, the Dreamer. Love, the Dreamer, came to me One fair day in early spring;. Whispered, “Follow,” then each tree Laughed in joyous blossoming; Then the breath of wood and sea Seemed of Paradise to sing. So I followed, […]

Prayer to the West [poem by Norman L. Beurle, 11 August 1900]

[Editor: This poem by Norman L. Beurle was published in The Australasian (Melbourne), 11 August 1900.] Prayer to the West. Breeze of the Western World. Soft, like a dream-wind, blow; Caress the swelling sails unfurled; My love with thee doth go. Waves of the Western Sea, Be gentle in your might, And bear her onward […]

The Children [poem by Norman L. Beurle, 12 May 1900]

[Editor: This poem by Norman L. Beurle was published in The Weekly Times (Melbourne), 12 May 1900.] The Children. (To my old scholars.) Away in the city, years ago, I made me friends of the boys and girls; I warmed my heart in the golden glow Of smiling faces and sunny curls. Away from the […]

Absence [poem by Norman L. Beurle, 17 February 1900]

[Editor: This poem by Norman L. Beurle was published in The Australasian (Melbourne), 17 February 1900.] Absence. I hear thy voice in whispered song of bird, In every note of spring’s returning lay, In every echo that the cliffs have heard From those white rollers in the gleaming bay; No chord of Nature’s harp but […]

Farrellesque reminiscenses [by W. T. Goodge, 22 January 1904]

[Editor: This article by W. T. Goodge was published in the column “Random Notes”, in The Western Champion, 22 January 1904.] Farrellesque reminiscenses. John Farrell is dead, and Australia has lost a front-rank journalist of remarkable versatility. He was a high-class poet; even Gordon did nothing better than “How He Died.” He was a profound […]