George Essex Evans

(18 June 1863 – 10 November 1909 / London, England)

George Essex Evans Poems

41. A Vision Of Christ 4/13/2010
42. Adrift: A Brisbane River Reverie 4/13/2010
43. Auri Sacra Fames 4/13/2010
44. Australia 4/13/2010
45. In Collins Street 4/13/2010
46. Lux In Tenebris 4/13/2010
47. The Nation Builders 4/13/2010
48. A Commonplace Song 4/13/2010
49. Brunton Stephens 4/13/2010
50. John Farrell 4/13/2010
51. At The Base Hospital 4/13/2010
52. A Drought Idyll 4/13/2010
53. By The Sea 4/13/2010
54. Failure 4/13/2010
55. An Australian Symphony 1/4/2003
56. A Federal Song 4/13/2010
57. Eland’s River 4/13/2010
58. A Pastoral 1/4/2003
59. Morning Land 4/13/2010
60. The Women Of The West 1/4/2003
61. A Nocturne 1/4/2003
62. A Grave By The Sea 4/13/2010

Comments about George Essex Evans

  • Sid Barker (12/31/2012 9:10:00 AM)

    The South Australian Register for 13 July 1897 gives details of a Jubilee song by George Essex Evans Victoria, Empress of the Free with music by George Christian Neech. I have failed to find any further reference to it and cannot trace the music. Can anybody help?

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Best Poem of George Essex Evans

A Grave By The Sea

No white cloud sails the lonely sky,
Thro’ the gaunt trees no breezes sigh,
Thro’ the lush grass no fall of feet;
No song of bird in all the land,
But, floating faintly, dreamily,
The distant dirge of waves that beat
In discontent upon the sand.
Here, where all Nature seems aswoon,
Time, languid as a summer stream,
Drifts down the sweet soft afternoon;
And Death, discrowned of terror, brings
Surcease to souls that wake not soon,
And casts above Life’s fevered dream
Cool shadows of Immortal Wings.

Here, by the old graves overgrown,
A bare ...

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A Nocturne

Like weary sea-birds spent with flight
   And faltering,
The slow hours beat across the night
   On leaden wing.
The wild bird knows where rest shall be
   Soe'er he roam.
Heart of my heart! apart from thee
   I have no home.

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