Francis Duggan

Francis Duggan Poems

9001. One Of The Last 5/20/2016
9002. One Has To Feel For 5/20/2016
9003. The Song Of The Australian Magpies 5/20/2016
9004. Though Losing Is A Thing 5/20/2016
9005. Her Dad 5/20/2016
9006. In Fancy I Can Hear The Dark Pale Eyed Crow 5/20/2016
9007. A Monogamous Man 5/20/2016
9008. I Do Love Those Old Songs And Ballads 5/20/2016
9009. I Am Not Short Of Anything 5/20/2016
9010. In Olinda Today 5/21/2016
9011. Nature's Own Beauty 5/21/2016
9012. The War Mother Grieves 5/21/2016
9013. A Good Sort Of A Bloke 5/21/2016
9014. Castlemaine In The Winter Can Be Wet And Cold 5/21/2016
9015. I Wonder Why This Should Be 5/21/2016
9016. John Masefield The Man Who Wrote Stories In Rhyme 5/21/2016
9017. The Park Gates Are Locked 5/21/2016
9018. I May Lack In Knowledge 5/21/2016
9019. I Can Visualize Puffing Billy 5/21/2016
9020. Django 5/21/2016
9021. You May Do 5/21/2016
9022. The Eastern Yellow Robins Birds With The Ticking Song 5/21/2016
9023. Due To Circumstance Of Climate 5/21/2016
9024. An Addictive Nature Artist 5/21/2016
9025. The Sun Won't Shine Today 5/21/2016
9026. Out Of Work 5/22/2016
9027. In The Sliabh Luachra Of Today 5/22/2016
9028. When Somebody's Loss 5/22/2016
9029. On Patience 5/22/2016
9030. On The Warrnambool Train 5/22/2016
9031. He Used To Be A Shearer 5/22/2016
9032. From Life We Do Learn 5/22/2016
9033. Good Day 5/22/2016
9034. Lottie Bowman 5/22/2016
9035. He Suffers From The Small Fellow Complex 5/22/2016
9036. Since I Left Claraghatlea A Mile From Millstreet Town 5/22/2016
9037. Ignorance As Is Said Can Be Bliss 5/22/2016
9038. The Only Way 5/22/2016
9039. A Long Way South Of Near Clara 5/22/2016
9040. On Muhammad Ali 5/22/2016

Comments about Francis Duggan

  • Valsa George Valsa George (6/7/2013 4:20:00 AM)

    Exploring the teeming world created by Francis Duggan through his poems is an experience in itself! Like Shakespeare, he is myriad minded! What a wealth of poetry, he has amassed for his contemporaries and later shall be bequeathed to the posterity! ! So rhyming and musical, they are indeed a treat to any lover of verse!

    Simply been awed by this treasure trove! !

    22 person liked.
    23 person did not like.
  • Ruby Honeytip Ruby Honeytip (11/15/2012 7:59:00 PM)

    There are over 8000 peeks into the beautiful life and soul of Francis Duggan here. This, combined with all the combined works of Lyn Paul, Midnights Voice and Red O'Mara almost makes me happy about my insomnia: ^) I just love poetry and these are the Masters!

    23 person liked.
    23 person did not like.
  • Walterrean Salley (4/21/2012 3:44:00 PM)

    Francis Duggan, widely written, is an amazing poet. His writings are full of life, and wisdom, and inspiration, and I enjoy them immensely.

    30 person liked.
    26 person did not like.
  • Sidi Mahtrow (4/16/2012 9:56:00 PM)

    In Penshurst lives a poet
    Francis Duggan is his name
    he posts work on the internet
    as well as earning local fame
    his birth place was in Ireland
    now he calls Australia home
    every day writes rhyming verse
    in lyrical traditional form
    his themes range from bird and tree
    through to complex human nature
    soul sees both beauty and misery
    sympathises with living creature
    he wrote a wonderful anthology
    called ‘Songs of Sherbrooke’
    exploring many aspects of life
    examines closely cranny and nook
    if there’s something that you want
    to know about life down-under
    follow Frank’s heart, see through
    poet’s eyes world full of wonder

    by Lee Emmett, Australia

    26 person liked.
    24 person did not like.
Best Poem of Francis Duggan

Racism Is Around Me Everywhere

Of human ignorance I am almost in despair
For racism is around me everywhere
But like they say sheer ignorance is bliss
Just like Judas betrayed Jesus with a kiss.

Some people carry their honour in a flag
And of their Nationality they brag
They feel superior and they differentiate
And against those who are different they discriminate.

So many people still judged by their race
For such there never ought to be a place
'A fair go' those untruthful words I do recall
There is no such a thing as a 'fair go for all'.

Though we live in a so called ...

Read the full of Racism Is Around Me Everywhere


Rocky peaks of Makarora in the summer wear their snow
And down the lush green grassy valley the clear mountain river flow
Songbirds piping in the beechwoods songthrush, bellbird and
This a place of peace and beauty Makarora has a soul.

These great mountains look no different than to when the first man came
They have a wild rugged beauty for want of a better name
To the coming generations these high peaks will look the same

[Report Error]