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Saltbush Bill's Second Flight
Andrew Barton Paterson
The news came down on the Castlereagh, and went to the world at large, That twenty thousand travelling sheep, with Saltbush Bill in charge, Were ...Rate it:

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A Holy War
Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis
'Young friend!' . . . I tries to duck, but miss the bus. 'E sees me first, an' 'as me by the 'and. 'Young friend!' 'e sez; an' starts to make a fus...Rate it:

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A Letter to the Front
Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis
I 'ave written Mick a letter in reply to one uv 'is, Where 'e arsts 'ow things is goin' where the gums an' wattles is - So I tries to buck 'im up a...Rate it:

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A Song Of Delight
Alice Guerin Crist
Oh! Have you stolen out, one summer morning To pick white crocus ‘neath the garden wall, Or shaken softly the big scented roses And watched the dew...Rate it:

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Author's Apology For His Book
John Bunyan
WHEN at the first I took my pen in hand Thus for to write, I did not understand That I at all should make a little book In such a mode: nay, I had...Rate it:

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Richard Aldington
I The bitterness. the misery, the wretchedness of childhood Put me out of love with God. I can't believe in God's goodness; I can believe In ...Rate it:

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Christmas Trees
Robert Frost
The city had withdrawn into itself And left at last the country to the country; When between whirls of snow not come to lie And whirls of foliage n...Rate it:

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Corinna's Going A-Maying
Robert Herrick
Get up, get up for shame, the blooming Morn Upon her wings presents the god unshorn. See how Aurora throws her fair Fresh-quilted colours t...Rate it:

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From Perugia
John Greenleaf Whittier
HARRIET BEECHER STOWE'S Letters from Italy. THE tall, sallow guardsmen their horsetails have spread, Flaming out in their violet, yellow, and red; ...Rate it:

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Conrad Potter Aiken
Goya drew a pig on a wall. The five-year-old hairdresser’s son Saw, graved on a silver tray, The lion; and sunsets were begun. Goya smelt the ...Rate it:

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William Barnes
'Tis merry ov a zummer's day, When vo'k be out a-haulèn hay, Where boughs, a-spread upon the ground, Do meäke the staddle big an' round; An' gr...Rate it:

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His Gippsland Girl
William Henry Ogilvie
Now, money was scarce and work was slack And love to his heart Crept in, And he rode away on the Northern track To war with the world an...Rate it:

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Home, Wounded
Sydney Thompson Dobell
Wheel me into the sunshine, Wheel me into the shadow, There must be leaves on the woodbine, Is the king-cup crowned in the meadow? Wheel me down t...Rate it:

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I Sing The Body Electric
Walt Whitman
I SING the Body electric; The armies of those I love engirth me, and I engirth them; They will not let me off till I go with them, respon...Rate it:

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In The Month Athyr
Constantine P. Cavafy
I can just read the inscription on this ancient stone. “Lo[r]d Jesus Christ.” I make out a “So[u]l.” “In the mon[th] of Athyr’ ‘Lefkio[s] went to s...Rate it:

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Logic and Spotted Dog
Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis
'Unless you 'ide that axe,' she sez, ''E'll 'urt 'imself reel bad. An' after all - Now, Bill, don't cry! - that trouble that I've 'ad, Wiv 'im thro...Rate it:

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New Chum and Old Monarch
James Brunton Stephens
“Chieftain, enter my verandah; Sit not in the blinding glare; Thou shalt have a refuge, and a Remnant of my household fare. “Ill becomes thy princ...Rate it:

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On Quitting
Edgar Albert Guest
How much grit do you think you've got? Can you quit a thing that you like a lot? You may talk of pluck; it's an easy word, And where'er yo...Rate it:

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Preparatory Meditations - First Series: 39
Edward Taylor
(I John 2:1. If any Man Sin, We Have an Advocate) My sin! My sin, my God, these cursed dregs, Green, yellow, blue-streaked poison hellish, rank, B...Rate it:

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Jane Taylor
WE took our work, and went, you see, To take an early cup of tea. We did so now and then, to pay The friendly debt, and so did they, Not that our f...Rate it:

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Shotgun Trigger Memories
Im on the edge of tears with this fear of losing everything I revered. My life is a shallow pit of self loathing. Reloading events from my life lik...Rate it:

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Starting Over
Sheila King
Not sure if it’s worth it, not sure if we try… Just how far we may get before we wonder why Learn from past mistakes, lessons well taught Memories ...Rate it:

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Sunday Morning
Wallace Stevens
Complacencies of the peignoir, and late Coffee and oranges in a sunny chair, And the green freedom of a cockatoo Upon a rug mingle to dissipate The...Rate it:

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The Booby-Trap
Robert William Service
I'm crawlin' out in the mangolds to bury wot's left o' Joe -- Joe, my pal, and a good un (God! 'ow it rains and rains). I'm sick o' seein' him lyin...Rate it:

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The Bridge: The Dance
Harold Hart Crane
The swift red flesh, a winter king— Who squired the glacier woman down the sky? She ran the neighing canyons all the spring; She spouted arms; s...Rate it:

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