Joseph Furphy

(1843 - 1912 / Australia)

Joseph Furphy Poems

1. A Christmas Greeting To K.B. 4/20/2010
2. A Christmas Hymn 4/20/2010
3. A Psalm Of Councel 4/20/2010
4. A Psalm Of Fortitude 4/20/2010
5. A Psalm Of Patience 4/20/2010
6. A Psalm Of Resignation 4/20/2010
7. A Psalm Of Subjection 4/20/2010
8. A S.S.T.'s Lament 4/20/2010
9. Are You The Cove? 1/1/2004
10. Autograph Verses 4/20/2010
11. Birthday Lines For K.B. 4/20/2010
12. Brahm 4/20/2010
13. Breaking The News 4/20/2010
14. Elegy Of Lincoln 4/20/2010
15. Finis. Time. 4/20/2010
16. Glory To God; To Men Good Will! 4/20/2010
17. Impromptu Lines 4/20/2010
18. In Memoriam 4/20/2010
19. Lines For Lizer-Jane's Album. 4/20/2010
20. The Bullfrog Bell 4/20/2010
21. The Death Of President Lincoln 4/20/2010
22. The Fly In The Ointment 4/20/2010
23. The Gumsucker's Dirge 4/20/2010
24. The Schoolhouse On The Plain 4/20/2010
25. Virtues That Pay 4/20/2010
26. What The Heart Of The Poet Said To The 'Bulletin' 4/20/2010
Best Poem of Joseph Furphy

The Gumsucker's Dirge

Sing the evil days we see, and the worse that are to be,
In such doggerel as dejection will allow,
We are pilgrims, sorrow-led, with no Beulah on ahead,
No elysian Up the Country for us now.

For the settlements extend till they seem to have no end;
Spreading silently, you can't tell when or how;
And a home-infested land stretches out on every hand,
So there is no Up the Country for us now.

On the six-foot Mountain peak, up and down the dubious creek,
Where the cockatoos alone should make a row,
There the rooster tears his throat, to announce with...

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A Psalm Of Patience

O kid! with face of healthy tan,
With lunch-bag, books and slate;
You needn't long to be a man,
Self-confident and great;
For ever since the world began
Each boy must spring to Nature's plan,
Must worry through as best he can —
Make up your mind to Wait.

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