John Le Gay Brereton

(2 September 1871 – 2 February 1933 / Australia)

John Le Gay Brereton Poems

41. War 3/1/2010
42. David 3/1/2010
43. Yorick 3/1/2010
44. Dedication 3/1/2010
45. Erskine 2/27/2010
46. Kretschmann 2/27/2010
47. A Prologue 2/26/2010
48. Buffalo Creek 3/1/2010
49. Lali 2/27/2010
50. The Peace Of God 2/27/2010
51. In A Tram 2/27/2010
52. Hesper 4/21/2010
53. Marlowe 4/21/2010
54. Beauty And Hate 2/26/2010
55. For Valour 4/21/2010
56. Belgium 3/1/2010
57. Hymn To The God Of War 2/27/2010
58. Love Is Blind 3/1/2010
59. Maxims 2/27/2010
60. Waking 1/1/2004
61. An Epitaph 4/21/2010
62. Disillusion 4/21/2010
63. The War After The War 2/27/2010
64. Light Loss 2/27/2010
65. July 3/1/2010
66. The Sea Maid 1/4/2003
67. Death 3/1/2010
68. Incarnation 1/1/2004
69. At The Age Of 35 1/1/2004
70. Home 1/4/2003
71. The Wounded 2/27/2010
72. The Bold Buccaneer 2/27/2010
73. Anzac 3/1/2010
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Anzac

Within my heart I hear the cry
Of loves that suffer, souls that die,
And you may have no praise from me
For warfare's vast vulgarity;
Only the flag of love, unfurled
For peace above a weeping world,
I follow, though the fiery breath
Of murder shrivel me in death.
Yet here I stand and bow my head
To those whom other banners led,
Because within their hearts the clang
Of Freedom's summoning trumpets rang,
Because they welcomed grisly pain
And laughed at prudence, mocked at gain,
With noble hope and courage high,
And taught our manhood how to ...

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Waking

ABOVE us hangs the jewelled night;
And how her restful cool caresses
Make us forget the weary sight
Of summer’s daily wildernesses!
O aching toil and hope deferred,
The night has made a promise to me;
She whispered, and a wonder stirred,
And still the joy is thrilling through me.
Smooth water, shadow deeply still,

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