Works in the Herald 1933
Golden bird whose golden voice,
   When the summer days wax long --
Cheery optimist from choice
Bids the feathered world rejoice
   With full many a varied song
From the tree-tops flinging free
Golden bursts of melody.

Golden notes for golden hours
   Where the sunlit waters gleam,
And the fragrant wattle flow'rs
Swoon in scented golden show'rs
   To the bosom of the stream,
Singing, swinging, fluting high
None so gay, so glad as I.

Golden in the dawn's first hush
  Sounds my matin, loud and long,
With a sweet, spontaneous rush,
Vying with harmonious thrush
   For the bushlands Crown of Song
As the golden eye grows dim,
Sounds my joyous vesper hymn.

Golden minstrel, justly framed,
   Greeted ere with grateful words
Long ere this my song has shamed
Him who fatuously named
   This a land of songless birds
Seek you solace, seek you balm,
Hearken to my goledn psalm.

Herald, 18 March 1933, p8

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