Adam Lindsay Gordon

Adam Lindsay Gordon (19 October 1833 – 24 June 1870) was an Australian poet, jockey, police officer and politician. According to his contemporary, writer Marcus Clarke, Gordon’s work represented “the beginnings of a national school of Australian poetry”.

Unshriven by Adam Lindsay Gordon

Oh! the sun rose on the lea, and the bird sang merrilie,And the steed stood ready harness’d in the hall,And he left his lady’s bower, and he sought the eastern tower,And ...

Cui Bono by Adam Lindsay Gordon

Oh! wind that whistles o’er thorns and thistles,Of this fruitful earth like a goblin elf;Why should he labour to help his neighbourWho feels too reckless to help himself? ...

The Song Of The Surf by Adam Lindsay Gordon

White steeds of ocean, that leap with a hollow and wearisome roarOn the bar of ironstone steep, not a fathom’s length from the shore,Is there never a seer nor sophist can ...