John Shaw Neilson
John Shaw Neilson Poems
- Beauty Imposes Beauty imposes reverence in the Spring, ...
- O Heart Of Spring O HEART of Spring! Spirit of light ...
- The Poor, Poor Country Oh 'twas a poor country, in Autumn it ...
- The Orange Tree The young girl stood beside me. I Saw ...
- Love's Coming QUIETLY as rosebuds Talk to thin air, ...
- The Land Where I Was Born HAVE you ever been down to my ...
- The Smoker Parrot He has the full moon on his breast, The ...
John Shaw Neilson, was an Australian poet. Slightlybuilt, for most of his life, John Shaw Neilson worked as a labourer, fruit-picking, clearing scrub, navvying and working in quarries, and, after 1928, working as a messenger with the Country Roads Board in Melbourne. Largely untrained and only basically educated, Neilson became known as one of Australia's finest lyric poets, who wrote a great deal about the natural world, and the beauty in it.
Neilson was born in Penola, South Australia of purely Scottish ancestry. His grandparents were John Neilson and Jessie MacFarlane of Cupar, Neil Mackinnon of Skye, and Margaret Stuart of Greenock. His mother, Margaret ... more »
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Beauty imposes reverence in the Spring,
Grave as the urge within the honeybuds,
It wounds us as we sing.
Beauty is joy that stays not overlong.
Clad in the magic of sincerities,
It rides up in a song.
Beauty imposes chastenings on the heart,
Grave as the birds in last solemnities
Assembling to depart.