y To God : From the Weary Nations single work   poetry   war literature   "We have been dead, our shroud enfolds the sea,"
Issue Details: First known date: 1917 1917
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Framed as a prayer to God, this is a passionate meditation on war and the moral culpability of societies who prosecute war, and a plea for peace.

Notes

  • A poem in twelve numbered, untitled parts. It first appeared in December 1916 in the Book Lover, with the word 'weary' in the title. It was published with the new title in Eyes of Vigilance (1920) Source: Oxford Companion to Australian Literature. Miller asserts that the poem was completely revised for its reissue in 1920 as 'To God: From the Warring Nations.'
  • Hugh Anderson in Frank Wilmot (Furnley Maurice) A Bibliography and a Criticism (1955) states: 'This was the first separate publication under the name Furnley Maurice.'

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Alternative title: To God: From the Warring Nations

Works about this Work

Two Poets, Two Poems Hugh Anderson , 1951 single work column
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 12 no. 3 1951; (p. 173)
Untitled Christopher Brennan , 1951 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 12 no. 3 1951; (p. 173-175)
Untitled Walter Murdoch , 1951 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 12 no. 3 1951; (p. 175)
Editorial Notes 1917 single work prose
— Appears in: Birth : A Little Journal of Australian Poetry , June vol. 1 no. 7 1917; (p. 3-4)
Australian 1917 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 10 May vol. 38 no. 1943 1917; (p. 2)

— Review of To God : From the Weary Nations Furnley Maurice 1917 single work poetry
A Plea for Deliverance 1917 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Town and Country Journal , 9 May 1917; (p. 45)

— Review of To God : From the Weary Nations Furnley Maurice 1917 single work poetry
Australian 1917 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 10 May vol. 38 no. 1943 1917; (p. 2)

— Review of To God : From the Weary Nations Furnley Maurice 1917 single work poetry
A Plea for Deliverance 1917 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Town and Country Journal , 9 May 1917; (p. 45)

— Review of To God : From the Weary Nations Furnley Maurice 1917 single work poetry
Editorial Notes 1917 single work prose
— Appears in: Birth : A Little Journal of Australian Poetry , June vol. 1 no. 7 1917; (p. 3-4)
Two Poets, Two Poems Hugh Anderson , 1951 single work column
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 12 no. 3 1951; (p. 173)
Untitled Christopher Brennan , 1951 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 12 no. 3 1951; (p. 173-175)
Untitled Walter Murdoch , 1951 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 12 no. 3 1951; (p. 175)
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