Philip Joseph Holdsworth
Philip Jospeh Holdsworth was born in Balmain, near Sydney,on the 12th January, 1849; his father was English, his mother Irish.
He was the Editor of the Sydney `Athenaeum', he also worked with the `Illustrated Sydney News'.
For many years he was Cashier in the Treasury, Sydney; afterwards Secretary,
Forest Department, untill 1892. He died 19th January, 1902. ... more »
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Philip Joseph Holdsworth Poems
My Queen of Dreams
In the warm flushed heart of the rose-red west, When the great sun quivered and died to-day, You pulsed, O star, by yon pine-clad crest -- And throbbed till the bright eve ashened grey --
Hast Thou Forgotten Me?
HAST thou forgotten me? the days are dark— Light ebbs from heaven, and songless soars the lark— Vexed like my heart, loud moans the unquiet sea— Hast thou forgotten me?
All my life's short years had been stern and sterile -- I stood like one whom the blasts blow back -- As with shipmen whirled through the straits of Peril, So fierce foes menaced my every track.
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My Queen of Dreams
In the warm flushed heart of the rose-red west,
When the great sun quivered and died to-day,
You pulsed, O star, by yon pine-clad crest --
And throbbed till the bright eve ashened grey --
Then I saw you swim
By the shadowy rim
Where the grey gum dips to the western plain,
And you rayed delight
As you winged your flight
To the mystic spheres where your kinsmen reign.
O star, did you see her? My queen of dreams!
Was it you ...