Philip Joseph Holdsworth (1849 - 1902 / Australia)
Biography of 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.
`Station Hunting on the Warrego, and other Poems' (Sydney, 1885).
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