Daily Archives: January 21, 2016

The Wicket Cricket Critic – Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

If the cricket critics’ nagging  Merits stern official gagging  Which I doubt  How would critical ascetics,  With their prosy homiletics,  Shut it out?  And the question then arises:  If more cricketing surprises,  Such as bodyline, begin to threaten cricket,  And … Continue reading

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The Wooer  – Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

I nearly fell fair in my tracks.  I’m trudgin’ homeward with my axe  When I come on her suddenly.  ‘I wonder if I’m lost?’ says she.  ‘It’s risky on such roads as this.’  I lifts my hat an’ says, ‘Yes, … Continue reading

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The Warrior King  – Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

Albert, King of the Belgians,  Lived for his whole reign thro’  The father and friend of his people,  Soldier and statesman, too.  When his armies rode to the carnage,  ‘Twas their King who rode at their hear  To battle as … Continue reading

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The Silent Member –  Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

He lived in Mundaloo, and Bill McClosky was his name, But folks that knew him well had little knowledge of that same;  For he some’ow lost his surname, and he had so much to say –-  He was called ‘The … Continue reading

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The Rose And The Bee – Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

‘Well, what tidings today?’ said the bee  To the burgeoning rose.  ‘You are young, yet already you see  Much of life, I suppose.’  Said the rose, ‘Oh, this life is so filled  With astonishing things  That I think I could … Continue reading

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The Old White Horse  – Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

In olden days the Old White Horse  Stood brave against the sky;  And ne’er a teamster shaped his course  To pass the good inn by.  Far shone its lights o’ winter nights  To beckon weary men;  By the long road … Continue reading

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The Shrine – Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

For them we have builded a temple  To stand as a visible sign.  For them we have builded a temple,  And set in its great heart a shrine.  Ere the dull years shall tarnish their story,  While the spirit bides … Continue reading

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