The Game [poem by C. J. Dennis]

[Editor: This poem by C. J. Dennis was published in The Moods of Ginger Mick (1916).] The Game “Ho! the sky’s as blue as blazes an’ the sun is shinin’ bright, An’ the dicky birds is singin’ over’ead, An’ I’m ’ummin’, softly ’ummin’, w’ile I’m achin’ fer a fight, An’ the chance to fill some […]

To the Boys Who Took the Count [poem by C. J. Dennis]

[Editor: This poem by C. J. Dennis was published in The Moods of Ginger Mick (1916).] To the Boys Who Took the Count See, I’m writin’ to Mick as a bloke to a bloke — To a cobber o’ mine at the front — An’ I’m gittin’ full up uv the mullock they poke At […]

Rabbits [poem by C. J. Dennis]

[Editor: This poem by C. J. Dennis was published in The Moods of Ginger Mick (1916).] Rabbits “Ar! Gimme fights wiv foemen I kin see, To upper-cut an’ wallop on the jor. Life in a burrer ain’t no good to me. ’Struth! This ain’t war! Gimme a ding-dong go fer ’arf a round, An’ you […]

A Letter to the Front [poem by C. J. Dennis]

[Editor: This poem by C. J. Dennis was published in The Moods of Ginger Mick (1916).] A Letter to the Front I ’ave written Mick a letter in reply to one uv ’is, Where ’e arsts ’ow things is goin’ where the gums an’ wattles is. So I tries to buck ’im up a bit; […]

The Straight Griffin [poem by C. J. Dennis]

[Editor: This poem by C. J. Dennis was published in The Moods of Ginger Mick (1916).] The Straight Griffin “’Eroes? Orright. You ’ave it ’ow yeh like. Throw up yer little ’at an’ come the glad; But not too much ‘Three-’Earty-Cheers’ fer Mike; There’s other things that ’e’ll be wantin’ bad. The boys won’t ’ave […]