Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis
Ghost That WouldnT Lie Still by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis”

Ghost That WouldnT Lie Still by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis”

Once have we bashed him on the head,Twice have we stabbed him deep,Thrice have we left him there for dead And yet he will not sleep,But rise up from out his graveTo gibber and ...

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Dinner And Dinty by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

Dinner And Dinty by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

He dreaded not dark, nor the lonely road,For the world, as he knew it, was kind.Nor threat of the risk, nor necessity's goadGave fear to his innocent mind.He was merely abroad ...

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Further Afric Echoes by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

Further Afric Echoes by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

By gar! I tell-a you, t'ings don't stopSince da war he come wit' a rush,When Nicko, da boss at da fry-fish shop,He sack-a Black Sam, da slush.I tella you how Nick t'row Sam ...

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Earths Oldest Show by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis”

Earths Oldest Show by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis”

Not in our public parks, for private gain.This centuries-old precursor of all dramasThat lured babes in old Italy and SpainTo plague for pence their medieval mamas.Not for the ...

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Down, But Not Out by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

Down, But Not Out by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

Oh, how I hate these chills, these winter ills,Bleak blasts and breezes,Abominate the 'flu,' the fierce 'Tishoo' All inappropriate sneezes,How I detest th' uneasy, wheezy ...

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Disputed Boundaries by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

Disputed Boundaries by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

Taste? Good taste? It's been argued before,But not many agree on it yet.Much that A may condone B may deeply deplore,So by whom is the standard set?Are you thinking of jazz of ...

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The Crisis by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

The Crisis by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

Be-wigged and gowned, the Speaker frowned,And his frown was ill to see.'Oddsfish!' he spake, 'Do I mistake?Stands 'And' where 'Or' should be?Be such the case, this land's ...

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The Cosinic Curve by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

The Cosinic Curve by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

Callithumpus Kevin Kerr was a young astronomer,Rich and handsome, eligible, sound and single,Somewhat absent as to mind, and peculiarly inclinedTo allow his love quest and his ...

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Fitzmickle Unbends by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

Fitzmickle Unbends by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

Mr Fitzmickle, the martinet,Still with an iron handRules house and home.Like a peevish gnomeHe barks each curt command.And he packs the family off to bed Since a wireless 'fan' ...

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For The Defence by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

For The Defence by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

'This Cen-TEEN-ary,' sez 'e Sez I, 'You'll pardon me.'(Perlite, like that, first off, and 'arf in laughter).'You'll pardon me, I'm sure,'I sez: 'but, speakin' pure,Cen-TEN-ary, ...

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Dargo by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

Dargo by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

Dargo is a dark-haired lassProne to independent ways,Few men know her, fewer pass,Where her pleasant river playsBut the smile in her blue eyePromises a wealth of cheerFor the ...

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The Criminal War by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

The Criminal War by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

I am shocked beyond words!(Said the statesman.'Tis crimeThat the clamoring herdsShould seek war at this time.For a criminal war is sheer follySubversive to ideals sublime.There ...

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Dad On The Test by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

Dad On The Test by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

I reckon (said Dad) that the country's pestsIs this here wireless an' these here Tests.Up to the house and around the door,Stretchin' their ears for to catch the score,Leavin' ...

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Fruit Of Earth by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

Fruit Of Earth by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

The winds that blow about the world(Said Old George Jones)See here all hope to ruin hurled,See there triumphant flags unfurled,Over chance-favored zones.And no man's wisdom, no ...

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Dusk by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

Dusk by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

Now is the healing, quiet hour that fillsThis gay, green world with peace and grateful rest.Where lately over opalescent hillsThe blood of slain Day reddened all the west,Now ...

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Election Aftermath by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

Election Aftermath by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

1. ANTE-ELECTIONSNow, a cove the name of Blabb, a politician,He's a haughty sort o' high pan-jan-dee-ram,An' he holds a very dignified positionAs the member for the districk ...

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Digger Smith by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

Digger Smith by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

'E calls me Digger, that's 'ow 'e begins.'E sez 'e's only 'arf a man, an' grins.Judged be 'is nerve, I'd say 'e was worth twoUv me an' you.Then 'e digs 'arf a fag out uv 'is ...

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Forbidden Fruit by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

Forbidden Fruit by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

Eight days to beer! A sigh sweeps thro' the nationSweeps like a gale from 'Frisco to New York.('Say!But it's tough, this long anticipation.Oh boy!I'm rarin' to get at that ...

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West by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

West by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

'I've seen so much uv dirt an' grimeI'm mad to 'ave things clean.I've seen so much uv death,' 'e said --'So many cobbers lyin' dead --You won't know wot I mean,But, lad, I've ...

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Fathercraft” by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis”

Fathercraft” by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis”

Well (said the small, meek man) we look for changeIn this sad world, for these are stirring days,And men pin hopes to methods new and strangeAnd see lost happiness thro' altered ...

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Wheat by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

Wheat by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

'Sowin' things an' growin' things, an' watchin' of 'em grow,That's the game,' my father said, an' father ought to know.'Settin' things an' gettin' things to grow for folks to ...

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From Fame To Fowls by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

From Fame To Fowls by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

Mr Blenkinsop and IAre much concerned to learnThat, somewhere in the further sky,A frightful heat-belt lurks on high,Where torrid ethers burn.And I and Mr BlenkinsopWe take it ...

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The Cab Horses Story by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis”

The Cab Horses Story by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis”

Now, you wouldn't imagine, to look at me,That I was a racehorse once.I have done my mile in - let me see No matter.I was no dunce.But you'd not believe me if I toldOf gallops I ...

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Cosmic Comic Relief by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

Cosmic Comic Relief by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

Sadly sobbing, sadly sobbing,Rolls the restless wireless sea,Where the wireless waves go bobbingUp and down so dolefully.And nothing there the gloom assails,Depression to ...

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Birthday Honours by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

Birthday Honours by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

My natal day was yesterday,And so I said to Fate,'What gifts bring you, by one, by two,To ease my parlous state?''I proffer blindly,' Fate replied,From chance-found joys and ...

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Upon The Road To Rockabout by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

Upon The Road To Rockabout by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

Upon the road to RockaboutI came upon some sheep -A large and woolly flock aboutAs wide as it was deep.I was about to turn aboutTo ask the man to tellSome things I wished to ...

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African Interlude by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

African Interlude by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

I t'inkin' da war now go for stopBetween Black Sammo, da slush,An' Nicko, da boss of da fry-fish shop.All sound of da conflic' hushSince da corner-a cop he putta da footDown ...

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Brothers O Mine by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis”

Brothers O Mine by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis”

Brothers o' mine, brothers o' mine,All the world over, from pole to pole All of them brothers of mine and thine Every wondering, blundering soul.Banded together by grace ...

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A Hymn Of Heat by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

A Hymn Of Heat by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

When Summer comesTo silence the retreating drumsOf stubborn Winter, when contentShall salve my chill predicament.And I shall loll beneath the sunAnd dream of duties to be ...

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Accent Conscious by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

Accent Conscious by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

Trouble brews along the border for the word has got aroundThat blokes an' coves an' coots must mind their tongues,Out about the long dry stagesWhere the willie-willie ...

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Tea Talk by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

Tea Talk by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

'Excuse me if I sit on you,' the cup said to the saucer.'I fear I've been here all the afternoon.''Spare excuses,' said the saucer, 'you have sat on me before, sir.''Oh, I'll ...

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Goophic Phantasm by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

Goophic Phantasm by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

Tho' I own I have no adequate proofsOf this queer tale of the quaint old Goophs The Goophs who dwelt in the land of Guph Still, I think it's a credible tale enoughWhen applied ...

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All Fools Day by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis”

All Fools Day by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis”

Now is the day when arrant foolsPlay outworn tricks on sober men!But, for the thoughtful soul that schoolsHis mind to conning o'er againPast folly, that he may see clearFaults ...

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Grey Thrush At The Door by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

Grey Thrush At The Door by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

'Swe-e-et!Swe-e-et!'Low at first and flattering,Full of soft seductiveness on a wheedling note.Who comes in mercy now, crumbs of comfort scatteringFor a grey bird pleading from ...

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Bosses Don”T Seem Right” – A Christmas Monologue by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis”

Bosses Don”T Seem Right” – A Christmas Monologue by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis”

The thing's all wrong (I sez to ‘im)Now look, there's this ‘ere Monday, Jim,Comes before Christmas.Be a toffAn' lest us ‘ave the Monday off.‘E ‘ums an' ‘ars.An' then he's gotTo ...

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Definitions by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

Definitions by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

We have heard it.Oft we heard it long before we came of age.In whatever fields we practise, art whatever arts engage: Ever praise for the performance, still begrudging utmost ...

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Bird – Seed by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

Bird – Seed by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

Old Pete Parraday, he isn't very wise Or so the local gossips say - They love to criticiseHis crazy views and values, and the things he counts worth while.'Better had he saved ...

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Country Roads ~ White Horse Road by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

Country Roads ~ White Horse Road by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

By White Horse Tavern, White Horse RoadIn olden days wound down,And many a waggon bore its loadAnd many a bullock felt the goadFrom town to country town.Thro' Ringwood on, by ...

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Yule Fever (With Apologies To The Kings Minstrel) by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis”

Yule Fever (With Apologies To The Kings Minstrel) by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis”

I must go down to the shops again, to the crowded shops go IAnd all I have is a long list of the gifts that I must buy,And a few bob in the old kick and a mere spot of ...

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Cackle by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

Cackle by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

Oh, my brothers do not wrangle. When the sweets of office dangle At a most inviting angle Be polite. In the legislative struggle, When in office safe you snuggle,Then to jangle ...

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A New Damon And Pythias by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

A New Damon And Pythias by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

CHARLES:So, brother, I am out and yu are in.Farewell, farewell, to all my splendor bright!Yet, just to know 'tis you, dear Agar Wynne,Tinges my melancholy with delight.Indeed, I ...

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A Song Of Anzac by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

A Song Of Anzac by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

'When I'm sittin' in me dug-out, with me rifle on me knees, An' a yowlin', 'owlin' chorus comes a-floatin' up the breeze Just a bit o' 'Bonnie Mary' Or 'Long Way to Tipperary' ...

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Bird Song – Crow by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

Bird Song – Crow by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

CrowI detest the Carrion Crow!(He's a raven, don't you know?)He's a greedy glutton, also, and a ghoul,And his sanctimonious cawRubs my temper on the raw.He's a demon, and a most ...

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A Freak Of Spring by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

A Freak Of Spring by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

At any other time of yearIt might have passed, but Spring is queer.He says somethin' - I dunno Somethin' nasty.I says, 'Ho!''Ho, yourself!' he says, an' glares.I says nothin' - ...

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Bones, A.B. Is Reminded by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

Bones, A.B. Is Reminded by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

Men of the sea (said Bones, A.B.)Is touchy coves and curious,They stands a lot, till some dark plotGets 'em all hot an' furious.Tricks with their food brings on a moodThat's apt ...

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Bountiful Rain by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

Bountiful Rain by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

Bountiful rain, we have yearned for you, prayed for you,When, thro' the drought days, ill visions had scope,Thankfulness vast in the past we displayed for youWhen you have come ...

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Aldermen And Antirrhinum by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

Aldermen And Antirrhinum by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

I walked out with an alderman, all on a bright spring day.He was an august alderman, and much had he to sayOf roads and drains and bridges .... Then, as he pulled up short,His ...

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Birds, Batsmen And Bowlers by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

Birds, Batsmen And Bowlers by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

The throstle now in English lanesBids Summer strew her dear delights. . . .But we, intent on cricket gains,Watch well our valiant willow knights.With eager eyes on cabled ...

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An Apt Pupil by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

An Apt Pupil by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

Knockin' about (said Benny, the Tough)By the Rocks an' Woolloomooloo,Oh, I was a low-brow, right enough,And a bit of a bounder, too.Kickin' about with me larrikin band,I was ...

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Bottle-O Benny by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

Bottle-O Benny by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

Chuff!Chuff!Chuff!With a rumble and a rattle,Waking every echo on the old bush road,Waking, too, the wonder of the wayside cattleWith the clatter of his engine and his strange, ...

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