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
5. Happy Days 3/1/2010
6. Happy Days 1/4/2003
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
11. Napoleon III 3/1/2010
12. Nearing Port 3/1/2010
13. New Country 1/4/2003
14. No Message 1/4/2003
15. No Message 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

New Country

Conde had come with us all the way --
   Eight hundred miles -- but the fortnight's rest
Made him fresh as a youngster, the sturdy bay!
   And Lurline was looking her very best.

Weary and footsore, the cattle strayed
   'Mid the silvery saltbush well content;
Where the creeks lay cool 'neath the gidya's shade
   The stock-horses clustered, travel-spent.

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