George Gordon McCrae
George Gordon McCrae Poems
- Life’s A Cigar ‘Life’s a cigar’: the wasting body glows; The...
- The Silence Of The Bush There’s that in our lone Bush, I know...
- Morning At Sea In The Tropics NIGHT waned and wasted, and the...
- Mamba: (The Bright Eyed) An Ab...
- L'Envoi From Balladeadro See where the allied armies camped, ...
- Forby Sutherland A LANE of elms in June;—the air Of eve ...
George Gordon McCrae was an Australian poet.
McCrae was born in Leith, Scotland; his father was Andrew Murison McCrae, a writer; his mother was Georgiana McCrae, a painter. George attended a preparatory school in London, and later received lessons from his mother. Georgiana and her four sons emigrated to Melbourne in 1841 following her husband who emigrated in 1839.
After a few years as a surveyor, McCrae joined the Victorian Government service, eventually becoming Deputy Registrar-General, and also a prominent figure in literary circles. Most of his leisure time was spent in writing. His first published work was Two Old Men's ... more »
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Life’s A Cigar
‘Life’s a cigar’: the wasting body glows;
The head turns white as Kosciusko’s snows;
And, with the last soul-fragrance still in air,
The ashes slowly sink in soft repose.