Treasure Island

Mary Hannay Foott

(1846 - 1918 / Australia)

Poems of Mary Hannay Foott

1. At the Fords of Jordan 3/1/2010
2. Ave Caesar! Morituri te salutant 3/1/2010
3. David's Lament for Jonathan 3/1/2010
4. For Charles Dickens 3/1/2010
5. Happy Days 3/1/2010
6. Happy Days 1/4/2003
7. In Memoriam C. G. Gordon 3/1/2010
8. In the Land of Dreams 3/1/2010
9. In the South Pacific 3/1/2010
10. In Time of Drought 3/1/2010
11. Napoleon III 3/1/2010
12. Nearing Port 3/1/2010
13. New Country 1/4/2003
14. No Message 1/4/2003
15. No Message 3/1/2010
16. Sonnets - I - Christmas Day 3/1/2010
17. Sonnets - II - The New Year 3/1/2010
18. The Aurora Australis 3/1/2010
19. The Australiad - (A poem for children.) 3/2/2010
20. The Belated Swallow 3/2/2010

Where the Pelican Builds

The horses were ready, the rails were down,
   But the riders lingered still --
   One had a parting word to say,
   And one had his pipe to fill.
Then they mounted, one with a granted prayer,
   And one with a grief unguessed.
   "We are going," they said, as they rode away --
   "Where the pelican builds her nest!"

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