John O'Brien

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

Poems of John O'Brien

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

The Old Bush School

'Tis a queer, old battered landmark that belongs to other years;
With the dog-leg fence around it, and its hat about its ears,
And the cow-bell in the gum-tree, and the bucket on the stool,
There's a motley host of memories round that old bush school--

With its seedy desks and benches, where at least I left a name
Carved in agricultural letters--'twas my only bid for fame;
And the spider-haunted ceilings, and the rafters, firmly set,
Lined with darts of nibs and paper (doubtless

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