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

"Where shall we dwell?" say you.
   Wandering winds reply:
"In a temple with roof of blue
   -- Under the splendid sky."

Never a nobler home
   We'll find though an age we try
Than is arched by the azure dome
   Of the all-enfolding sky.

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