William Gay

(1812 - 1897 / England)

William Gay Poems

1. A Sonnet Of Faith 9/6/2012
2. Dirge 9/6/2012
3. Love's Menu: Pommes De Terre Frites 9/6/2012
4. Resurge 9/6/2012
5. The Singer 9/6/2012
6. The Sorrowful Fate Of Bartholomew Jones 9/6/2012
7. To A Nurse 9/6/2012
8. Milford Sound In Winter 9/6/2012
9. The War Of The Ghosts 9/6/2012
10. Storm 9/6/2012
11. Love's Infinity 9/6/2012
12. Life From 1835 To 1851 4/21/2010
13. Australia 1894 1/1/2004
14. No My Friends No! 4/21/2010
15. Vestigia Nulla Retrorsum 1/1/2004
16. To M. 1/1/2004
17. Australia Infelix 1/1/2004
18. Primroses 4/21/2010
19. A Sonnet Of Battle 1/1/2004
20. The Ex Official's Lament 4/21/2010
21. Australian Federation 1/1/2004
22. The Crazy World 1/1/2004
Best Poem of William Gay

The Crazy World

THE WORLD did say to me,
‘My bread thou shalt not eat,
I have no place for thee
In house nor field nor street.

‘I have on land nor sea
For thee nor home nor bread,
I scarce can give to thee
A grave when thou art dead.’

‘O crazy World,’ said I,
‘What is it thou canst give,
Which wanting, I must die,
Or having, I shall live?

‘When thou thy all hast spent,
And all thy harvests cease,
I still have nutriment
That groweth by decrease.

‘Thy streets will pass away,
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Australia Infelix

HOW long, O Lord, shall this, my country, be
A nation of the dead? How long shall they
Who seek their own and live but for the day,
My country hinder from her destiny?
Around me, Lord, I seem again to see
That ancient valley where the dry bones lay,
And ’tis in vain that long I wait and pray
To see them rise to men resolved and free.
Yet sure, O Lord, upon this land of death

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