John Le Gay Brereton

(2 September 1871 – 2 February 1933 / Australia)

John Le Gay Brereton Poems

1. A Reflection On Lawson's Poems 5/22/2012
2. Unborn 3/1/2010
3. Sonnets Of Old Egypt 2/27/2010
4. The Faun 2/27/2010
5. Rod Quinn 2/27/2010
6. The Robe Of Grass 1/1/2004
7. Microcosmography 2/27/2010
8. Twenty-One 3/1/2010
9. What Of The Night? 3/1/2010
10. When My Time Is Come 3/1/2010
11. Vixit 3/1/2010
12. The Explorer 4/21/2010
13. Wilfred 1/4/2003
14. The Liner 2/27/2010
15. The Power Of Hell 2/27/2010
16. The Dirge 2/27/2010
17. Middle Harbour 2/27/2010
18. The Patriot 4/21/2010
19. The Dead 4/21/2010
20. Transports 2/27/2010
21. The Domain 2/27/2010
22. The Child Impaled 2/27/2010
23. Merlin 4/21/2010
24. Trade 4/21/2010
25. The Fugitive 4/21/2010
26. Open Speech 4/21/2010
27. Winter 3/1/2010
28. To My Mother 3/1/2010
29. The Carillon 2/27/2010
30. Rebel Hearts 2/27/2010
31. Spring 3/1/2010
32. The Grey Tide 2/27/2010
33. The Touch Of Time 2/27/2010
34. Toby 2/27/2010
35. The Grave 1/1/2004
36. The Guest House 2/27/2010
37. The Chain Gang 2/27/2010
38. The Clay 2/27/2010
39. The Nepean 2/27/2010
40. Swags Up! 2/27/2010
Best Poem of John Le Gay Brereton

Anzac

Within my heart I hear the cry
Of loves that suffer, souls that die,
And you may have no praise from me
For warfare's vast vulgarity;
Only the flag of love, unfurled
For peace above a weeping world,
I follow, though the fiery breath
Of murder shrivel me in death.
Yet here I stand and bow my head
To those whom other banners led,
Because within their hearts the clang
Of Freedom's summoning trumpets rang,
Because they welcomed grisly pain
And laughed at prudence, mocked at gain,
With noble hope and courage high,
And taught our manhood how to ...

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The Sea Maid

In what pearl-paven mossy cave
By what green sea
Art thou reclining, virgin of the wave,
In realms more full of splendid mystery
Than that strong northern flood whence came
The rise and fall of music in thy name --
Thy waiting name, Oithona!

The magic of the sea's own change

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