Thomas William Heney

(1862 - 1928 / Australia)

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Thomas William. Heney, was born in Sydney, in November, 1862;he eldest son of Thomas W. Heney, The young thomas was educated at Cooma. NSW

Thomas Jnr was to become Editor and part proprietor of `Monaro Mercury'. Some time later he began working with the `Sydney Morning Herald' office,in 1878; followed by the `Daily Telegraph', Sydney, in 1884; and then the `Western Grazier', ... more »

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To The Poet

WHAT cares the rose if the buds which are its pride
Be plucked for the breast of the dead or the hands of a bride?

The mother-drift if its pebbles be dull inglorious things,
Or diamonds fit to shine from the diadems of kings?

Sing, O poet, the moods of thy moments each
Perfect to thee whatever the meaning it reach.

Let the years find if it be as a soulless stone,
Or under the words which hide there be a glory alone.

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