John O'Brien

[Monsignor Patrick Joseph Hartigan] (13 October 1878 - 27 December 1952 / Australia)

John O'Brien Poems

If you see a poem only with title, it is listed that way because of copyright reasons.
1. The Old Bush School 1/1/2004
2. Said Hanrahan 1/3/2003
3. The Little Irish Mother 1/1/2004
4. Tangmalangmaloo 1/3/2003
5. The Meeting 1/1/2004
6. Could I hear the Kookaburras once again 1/1/2004
7. The Kookaburras 1/1/2004
8. Six Brown Boxer Hats 1/1/2004
9. The Altar Boy 1/1/2004
10. Around the Boree Log 1/1/2004
11. The Presbyt'ry Dog 1/1/2004
12. Ownerless 6/15/2013

Said Hanrahan

"We’ll all be rooned," said Hanrahan
In accents most forlorn
Outside the church ere Mass began
One frosty Sunday morn.

The congregation stood about,
Coat-collars to the ears,
And talked of stock and crops and drought
As it had done for years.

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