Hugh McCrae Poems
- Song Of The Rain Night, and the yellow pleasure of ...
- Australian Spring The bleak faced Winter, with his braggart ...
- Never Again SHE looked on me with sadder eyes than Death, ...
- A Bridal Song SHE is more sparkling beautiful Than ...
- Mortgaged These spotted trousers, now too short, Were once ...
Hugh Raymond McCrae was an Australian writer.
McCrae was born in Melbourne, the son of the Australian author George Gordon McCrae. He was originally articled to an architect, but later took upon writing and acting, settling eventually in Sydney and Camden. His works are notable for a sense of lightness and delicacy, and he had produced, in addition to a volume of memoirs, a considerable body of verse, and a light operetta, an edition of his grandmother's journal, and a volume of prose pieces.
He wrote a fantasy play The Ship of Heaven which was produced by the Independent Theatre in 1933, for which Alfred Hill composed and conducted the music.
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Song Of The Rain
and the yellow pleasure of candle-light....
old brown books and the kind, fine face of the clock
fogged in the veils of the fire - it's cuddling tock.
greening her eyes on the flame-litten mat;
wickedly, wakeful she yawns at the rain
bending the roses over the pane,
and a bird in my heart begins to sing
over and over the same sweet thing--
Safe in the house with my boyhood's love
and our children asleep in the attic above.