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 wing, And leave…

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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 on your face;…

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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 old and hoar;…

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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 the yellow runnel-beds….

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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 wild disorder. Fierce…

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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 leaves, and the…

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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 Evermore on roaring…

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Lurline (Inscribed To Madame Lucy Escott.) By Henry Kendall

Lurline (Inscribed To Madame Lucy Escott.) As you glided and glided before us that time, A mystical, magical maiden, We fancied we looked on a…

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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 limitless ether. Lost…

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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 a boat with…

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A Day Of Dream By Henry Kendall

A Day Of Dream On that bold hill, against a broad blue stream, stood Arthur Phillip on a day of dream; what time the mists…

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Intaglio – Frank Denz By Henry Kendall

Intaglio – Frank Denz In the roar of the storm, in the wild bitter voice of the tempest-whipped sea, The cry of my darling, my…

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Ella With The Shining Hair By Henry Kendall

Ella With The Shining Hair Through many a fragrant cedar grove A darkened water moans; And there pale Memory stood with Love Amongst the moss-green…

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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 in the mountain,…

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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— Twenty shining springs…

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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 kneel with me!…

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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 I thought all…

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Amongst The Roses By Henry Kendall

Amongst The Roses I walked through a Forest, beneath the hot noon, On Etheline calling and calling! One said: “She will hear you and come…

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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 a ghost in…

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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 land! Close-reefed topsails…

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By The Cliffs Of The Sea By Henry Kendall

By The Cliffs Of The Sea In a far-away glen of the hills, Where the bird of the night is at rest, Shut in from…

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A Birthday Trifle By Henry Kendall

A Birthday Trifle Here in this gold-green evening end, While air is soft and sky is clear, What tender message shall I send To her…

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In The Depths Of A Forest By Henry Kendall

In The Depths Of A Forest In the depths of a Forest secluded and wild, The night voices whisper in passionate numbers; And I’m leaning…

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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 Rolled over mighty…

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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 mighty life and…

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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, Merope sitteth, the…

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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 – two years…

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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 out of the…

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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 and burning mouth,…

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Kingsborough By Henry Kendall

Kingsborough A waving of hats and of hands, The voices of thousands in one, A shout from the ring and the stands, And a glitter…

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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 of the Day,…

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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 the bird!— Read…

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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; Shimmering mountains, throwing…

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In Memory Of John Fairfax By Henry Kendall

In Memory Of John Fairfax Because this man fulfilled his days, Like one who walks with steadfast gaze Averted from forbidden ways With lures of…

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Eighteen Hundred And Sixty-Four By Henry Kendall

Eighteen Hundred And Sixty-Four I HEAR no footfall beating through the dark, A lonely gust is loitering at the pane; There is no sound within…

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Australian War Song By Henry Kendall

Australian War Song Men have said that ye were sleeping— Hurl, Australians, back the lie; Whet the swords you have in keeping, Forward stand to…

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Mount Erebus (A Fragment) By Henry Kendall

Mount Erebus (A Fragment) A MIGHTY theatre of snow and fire, Girt with perpetual Winter, and sublime By reason of that lordly solitude Which dwells…

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How The Melbourne Cup Was Won By Henry Kendall

How The Melbourne Cup Was Won In the beams of a beautiful day, Made soft by a breeze from the sea, The horses were started…

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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 with light; Haunt…

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After The Hunt By Henry Kendall

After The Hunt Underneath the windy mountain walls Forth we rode, an eager band, By the surges and the verges and the gorges, Till the…

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King Saul At Gilboa By Henry Kendall

King Saul At Gilboa With noise of battle and the dust of fray, Half hid in fog, the gloomy mountain lay; But Succoth’s watchers, from…

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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 this steadfast stand…

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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, my inky Cytherea….

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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 ever in a…

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In Memory Of Edward Butler By Henry Kendall

In Memory Of Edward Butler A voice of grave, deep emphasis Is in the woods to-night; No sound of radiant day is this, No cadence…

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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! I would not…

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Australia Vindex By Henry Kendall

Australia Vindex Who cometh from fields of the south With raiment of weeping and woe, And a cry of the heart in her mouth, And…

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Morning In The Bush By Henry Kendall

Morning In The Bush Above the skirts of yellow clouds, The god-like Sun, arrayed In blinding splendour, swiftly rose, And looked athwart the glade; The…

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Heath From The Highlands By Henry Kendall

Heath From The Highlands Here, where the great hills fall away To bays of silver sea, I hold within my hand to-day A wild thing,…

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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 with the gladdening…

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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 of wind and…

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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 round with the…

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Fainting By The Way By Henry Kendall

Fainting By The Way Swarthy wastelands, wide and woodless, glittering miles and miles away, Where the south wind seldom wanders and the winters will not…

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Blue Mountain Pioneers By Henry Kendall

Blue Mountain Pioneers The dauntless three! For twenty days and nights These heroes battled with the haughty heights; For twenty spaces of the star and…

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In Memorium; Adam Lindsay Gordon By Henry Kendall

In Memorium; Adam Lindsay Gordon AT rest! Hard by the margin of that sea Whose sounds are mingled with his noble verse, Now lies the…

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Drowned At Sea By Henry Kendall

Drowned At Sea Gloomy cliffs, so worn and wasted with the washing of the waves, Are ye not like giant tombstones round those lonely ocean…

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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 with the breath…

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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 strong sword of…

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Harps We Love By Henry Kendall

Harps We Love The harp we love hath a royal burst! Its strings are mighty forest trees; And branches, swaying to and fro, Are fingers…

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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 I found the…

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