Arthur Henry Adams
Arthur Henry Adams Poems
- Sydney In her grey majesty of ancient stone She queens it ...
- A Spring Sonnet Last night beneath the mockery of the moon ...
- Rain In The Bush The steady soaking of the rain, The bush...
- A Pair Of Lovers In The Street A PAIR of lovers in the ...
- The Pleiades LAST night I saw the Pleiades again, Faint ...
- Civilisation One moment mankind rides the crested wave, A ...
- Nemesis All things must fade. There is for cities tall The ...
Arthur Henry Adams was a journalist and author. He started his career in New Zealand, though he spent most of it in Australia, and for a short time resided in China and London.
Arthur Henry Adams was born in Lawrence, Otago, New Zealand, on 6 June 1872, the son of Eleanor Sarah Gillon and her husband, Charles William Adams, a surveyor and a talented astronomer.
Arthur attended Otago Boys' High School in Dunedin then onto the University of Otago, where he graduated BA in 1894. Although his major study was law, he was more interested in literature, and in 1893 supplied the composer Alfred Hill with a comic opera libretto, 'The whipping boy'. (This ... more »
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In her grey majesty of ancient stone
She queens it proudly, though the sun's caress
Her piteous cheeks, ravished of bloom, confess,
And her dark eyes his bridegroom glance have know.
Robed in her flowing parks, serene, alone,
She fronts the east; and with the tropic stress
Her smooth brow ripples into weariness;
Yet hers the sea for footstool, and for throne
A continent predestined. Round her trails
The turbid squalor of her streets, and dim
Into the dark heat-haze her domes flow up;
Her long lean fingers, with their grey-old nails,
Giving her ...