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War

by Mary Gilmore (1865-1962) Australian writer Out in the dust he lies: Flies in his mouth, Ants in his eyes … I stood at the door Where he went out; Full-grown man, Ruddy and stout; I heard the march Of the … Read more

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Gallipoli

by Mary Gilmore (1865-1962) Australian writer He had never been born he was mine: Since he was born he never was mine: Only the dream is our own. Where the world called him there he went; When the war called him, … Read more

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Whistling Men

by Mary Gilmore (1865-1962) Australian writer There came an old man down the road, And, O, he whistled fine, He brought a tune from out the wind – A wind as cold as brine; He took the pain from out the … Read more

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The Great Snake

by Mary Gilmore (1865-1962) Australian writer Into a hole into the ground he went, Into a hole and the darkness before him; Into the hole he went, and the dark About him; into the hole he went And the dark behind … Read more

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No Foe Shall Gather Our Harvest

by Mary Gilmore (1865-1962) Australian writer Sons of the mountains of Scotland, Welshmen of coomb and defile, Breed of the moors of England, Children of Erin’s green isle, We stand four square to the tempest, Whatever the battering hail – No … Read more

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The Waradgery Tribe

by Mary Gilmore (1865-1962) Australian writer Istood at the door Where he went out; Full-grown man, Ruddy and stout; Harried we were, and spent, Broken and falling, Ere as the cranes we went, Crying and calling. Summer shall see the … Read more

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Mary Gilmore

Poems by Mary Gilmore War A Little Ghost The Great Snake Whistling Men No Foe Shall Gather Our Harvest The Waradgery Tribe Gallipoli 1865 – 1962 Australian socialist poet and journalist MARY JEAN CAMERON GILMORE  was born Mary Jean Cameron on … Read more

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