poet David McKee Wright

David McKee Wright

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David McKee Wright was an Irish-born poet and journalist, active in New Zealand and Australia.

Early Life

Wright was born in the town of Ballynaskeagh, County Down, Ireland, on 6 August 1869, the second son of William Wright, a Presbyterian missionary, and his wife, Annie McKee. His mother remained only briefly in Ireland following his birth and he was cared for by his grandmother, Rebecca McKee, until his parents returned from missionary work in Syria. Annie Wright died in 1877, shortly after the family had moved to London.

David was educated at the Glascar School, Ballynaskeagh, then at Pope's School, London, and the engineering section of the Crystal ... more »

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (3/2/2019 8:40:00 PM)

    David McKee Wright is a very nice poet and he has penned many excellent poems during his life span and his golden poems dazzle with time bringing attraction of readers towards him. His poems have great values for humanity. I have read his many poems and reviewed few of them. I am astonished finding deeper philosophic essence in his poems. Very cleverly and straightly he has expressed his true perception in many of his social and natural poems.

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Best Poem of David McKee Wright

Amelia Jane

In the lands away beyond the sea, where Khan and Sultan rule,
Where they drink their coffee thick and black, and sip the sherbet cool,
They have white Circassian girls for slaves, as well as the Negro black;
And it seems to me in our free land that slavery's coming back:
It's fenced about with custom and law, and they give it a prettier name.
But, spite of the paltry wage that's paid, it's slavery all the same.

In a handsome home in a stately town is worthy Mrs MacFee,
Chairwoman known of a Christian guild, for a noble dame is she:
Her doors are open to ...

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