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|
|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|
|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!"