Joseph Furphy

(1843 - 1912 / Australia)

Joseph Furphy Poems

1. A Christmas Greeting To K.B. 4/20/2010
2. A Christmas Hymn 4/20/2010
3. A Psalm Of Councel 4/20/2010
4. A Psalm Of Fortitude 4/20/2010
5. A Psalm Of Patience 4/20/2010
6. A Psalm Of Resignation 4/20/2010
7. A Psalm Of Subjection 4/20/2010
8. A S.S.T.'s Lament 4/20/2010
9. Are You The Cove? 1/1/2004
10. Autograph Verses 4/20/2010
11. Birthday Lines For K.B. 4/20/2010
12. Brahm 4/20/2010
13. Breaking The News 4/20/2010
14. Elegy Of Lincoln 4/20/2010
15. Finis. Time. 4/20/2010
16. Glory To God; To Men Good Will! 4/20/2010
17. Impromptu Lines 4/20/2010
18. In Memoriam 4/20/2010
19. Lines For Lizer-Jane's Album. 4/20/2010
20. The Bullfrog Bell 4/20/2010
21. The Death Of President Lincoln 4/20/2010
22. The Fly In The Ointment 4/20/2010
23. The Gumsucker's Dirge 4/20/2010
24. The Schoolhouse On The Plain 4/20/2010
25. Virtues That Pay 4/20/2010
26. What The Heart Of The Poet Said To The 'Bulletin' 4/20/2010
Best Poem of Joseph Furphy

The Death Of President Lincoln

(A Romance.)

December 11th, 1867.

The fleecy clouds had passed away
Before the bright approach of day,
And now the morning's radiance shines
Upon an Army's order'd lines,
And light the glancing sunbeams play'd
On bayonet point and sabre-blade.
Slow rolled the ponderous mass along —
A hundred thousand bayonets strong,
And thirty thousand horses prance
Impatient of the slow advance,
While o'er those glittering groves of steel
The striped and coloured spangles reel
And Hail! Columbia! lofty notes
Peel from the trumpets brazen ...

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A Psalm Of Fortitude

Are you, like me, a peevish brat,
With feelings extra-fine?
Are you disposed to whip the cat
When misadventure lays your flat?
Then paste this memo in your hat —
A Man Should Never Whine.

The axiom is no safeguard rare,
Nor talisman divine;

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