In The Valley By Henry Kendall

In The Valley Said the yellow-haired Spirit of Spring To the white-footed Spirit of Snow, “On the wings of the tempest take …

Etheline By Henry Kendall

Etheline The heart that once was rich with light, And happy in your grace, Now lieth cold beneath the scorn That gathers …

Bellambi’s Maid By Henry Kendall

Bellambi’s Maid Amongst the thunder-splintered caves On Ocean’s long and windy shore, I catch the voice of dying waves Below the ridges …

Moss On A Wall By Henry Kendall

Moss On A Wall Dim dreams it hath of singing ways, Of far-off woodland water-heads, And shining ends of April days Amongst …

Illa Creek By Henry Kendall

Illa Creek A strong sea-wind flies up and sings Across the blown-wet border, Whose stormy echo runs and rings Like bells in …

Cui Bono By Henry Kendall

Cui Bono A CLAMOUR by day and a whisper by night, And the Summer comes—with the shining noons, With the ripple of …

Arakoon By Henry Kendall

Arakoon Lo! in storms, the triple-headed Hill, whose dreaded Bases battle with the seas, Looms across fierce widths of fleeting Waters beating …

For Ever By Henry Kendall

For Ever OUT of the body for ever, Wearily sobbing, “Oh, whither?” A Soul that hath wasted its chances Floats on the …

By The Sea By Henry Kendall

By The Sea The Caves of the sea have been troubled to-day With the water which whitens, and widens, and fills; And …

Bell Birds By Henry Kendall

Bell Birds By channels of coolness the echoes are calling, And down the dim gorges I hear the creek falling; It lives …

Mary Rivers By Henry Kendall

Mary Rivers Path beside the silver waters, flashing in October’s sun— Walk, by green and golden margins where the sister streamlets run— …

Hy-Brasil By Henry Kendall

Hy-Brasil “Daughter,” said the ancient father, pausing by the evening sea, “Turn thy face towards the sunset — turn thy face and …

Dedication By Henry Kendall

Dedication To her who, cast with me in trying days, Stood in the place of health and power and praise; Who, when …

Kooroora By Henry Kendall

Kooroora The gums in the gully stand gloomy and stark, A torrent beneath them is leaping, And the wind goes about like …

Foreshadowings By Henry Kendall

Foreshadowings FIFTEEN miles and then the harbour! Here we cannot choose but stand, Faces thrust towards the day-break, listening for our native …

Elijah By Henry Kendall

Elijah INTO that good old Hebrew’s soul sublime The spirit of the wilderness had passed; For where the thunders of imperial Storm …

Basil Moss By Henry Kendall

Basil Moss SING, mountain-wind, thy strong, superior song— Thy haughty alpine anthem, over tracts Whose passes and whose swift, rock-straitened streams Catch …

Merope By Henry Kendall

Merope FAR in the ways of the hyaline wastes—in the face of the splendid Six of the sisters—the star-dowered sisters ineffably bright, …

Hunted Down By Henry Kendall

Hunted Down Two years had the tiger, whose shape was that of a sinister man, Been out since the night of escape …

Cooranbean By Henry Kendall

Cooranbean Years fifty, and seven to boot, have smitten the children of men Since sound of a voice or a foot came …

Aileen By Henry Kendall

Aileen A splendid sun betwixt the trees Long spikes of flame did shoot, When turning to the fragrant South, With longing eyes …

Footfalls By Henry Kendall

Footfalls The embers were blinking and clinking away, The casement half open was thrown; There was nothing but cloud on the skirts …

Bob By Henry Kendall

Bob SINGER of songs of the hills— Dreamer, by waters unstirred, Back in a valley of rills, Home of the leaf and …

Mountains By Henry Kendall

Mountains Rifted mountains, clad with forests, girded round by gleaming pines, Where the morning, like an angel, robed in golden splendour shines; …

Coogee By Henry Kendall

Coogee Sing the song of wave-worn Coogee, Coogee in the distance white, With its jags and points disrupted, gaps and fractures fringed …

Faith In God By Henry Kendall

Faith In God HAVE faith in God. For whosoever lists To calm conviction in these days of strife, Will learn that in …

Black Lizzie By Henry Kendall

Black Lizzie THE GLOVED and jewelled bards who sing Of Pippa, Maud, and Dorothea, Have hardly done the handsome thing For you, …

Mountain Moss By Henry Kendall

Mountain Moss IT LIES amongst the sleeping stones, Far down the hidden mountain glade; And past its brink the torrent moans For …

Dungog By Henry Kendall

Dungog HERE, pent about by office walls And barren eyes all day, ’Tis sweet to think of waterfalls Two hundred miles away! …

Cleone By Henry Kendall

Cleone Sing her a song of the sun: Fill it with tones of the stream, — Echoes of waters that run Glad …

After Many Years By Henry Kendall

After Many Years The song that once I dreamed about,    The tender, touching thing, As radiant as the rose without,    The love …

Kiama Revisited By Henry Kendall

Kiama Revisited WE STOOD by the window and hearkened To the voice of the runnels sea-driven, While, northward, the mountain-heads darkened, Girt …

At Her Window By Henry Kendall

At Her Window To-night a strong south wind in thunder sings Across the city. Now by salt wet flats, And ridges perished …

Mooni By Henry Kendall

Mooni AH, to be by Mooni now! Where the great dark hills of wonder, Scarred with storm and cleft asunder By the …

Clari By Henry Kendall

Clari Too cold, O my brother, too cold for my wife Is the Beauty you showed me this morning: Nor yet have …