English poetry

Poems in English

The Star of Australasia

We boast no more of our bloodless flag, that rose from a nation’s slime; Better a shred of a deep-dyed […]

Corny Bill

His old clay pipe stuck in his mouth, His hat pushed from his brow, His dress best fitted for the […]


The schools marched in procession in happiness and pride, The city bands before them, the soldiers marched beside; Oh, starched […]

The Drover's Sweetheart

An hour before the sun goes down Behind the ragged boughs, I go across the little run And bring the […]

The Cambaroora Star

So you’re writing for a paper? Well, it’s nothing very new To be writing yards of drivel for a tidy […]

Mount Bukaroo

Only one old post is standing Solid yet, but only one Where the milking, and the branding, And the slaughtering […]


It is stuffy in the steerage where the second-classers sleep, For there’s near a hundred for’ard, and they’re stowed away […]

The Shanty On The Rise

When the caravans of wool-teams climbed the ranges from the West, On a spur among the mountains stood ‘The Bullock-drivers’ […]

On The Night Train

Have you seen the bush by moonlight, from the train, go running by? Blackened log and stump and sapling, ghostly […]

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