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Issue Details: First known date: 1947... 1947 Feet in the Night and Other Poems
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Notes

  • On cover and title page, author's name appears as Nancy Francis ('Black Bonnet')

Contents

* Contents derived from the Cairns, Cairns area, Ingham - Cairns area, Queensland,:Cairns Post Print , 1947 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Feet in the Nighti"I heard them passing with their bruised feet,", Black Bonnet , single work poetry (p. 9)
The Shadow on the Hilli"Black eldritch trees against a scarlet line", Black Bonnet , single work poetry (p. 9-10)
De Profundis : The Cry of Black Brother of the Northi"Equal in Christ! And yet I walk afraid", Black Bonnet , single work poetry (p. 10-11)
Mandyi"'Coo-ee'!", Nancy Francis , single work poetry (p. 11-12)
Night on the Shorei"Mist creeps about the hills and veils the bay.", Black Bonnet , single work poetry (p. 12)
'Ghosts in the Scrub'i"Hush! There are ghosts in the scrub!", Nancy Francis , single work poetry (p. 13)
Gallipolii"What time the Persian flung his floating bridge", Nancy Francis , single work poetry (p. 17-22)
'Ora Pro Belgia'i"Oh Holy Babe", Nancy Francis , single work poetry (p. 23)
January, 1919i"Oh, sweet New Year! Oh, glad New Year!", Nancy Francis , single work poetry (p. 23-24)
The Last Post. Anzac Day, 1937i"Lift up your eyes -- we are with you,", Nancy Francis , single work poetry (p. 24)
ANZACi"Draw near, old ghosts", Nancy Francis , single work poetry (p. 24)
'Ecce Homo'i"He was comely and strong", Black Bonnet , single work poetry (p. 25)
An Anzac Passesi"Smoke veils the hollow hills from plains afire", Nancy Francis , single work poetry (p. 25-26)
The Songi"My love sang where the water-lilies blow --", Black Bonnet , single work poetry (p. 29)
In the Darki"I am riding at night an eerie track, the ghost of a light before,", Black Bonnet , single work poetry (p. 30)
Windy Weatheri"He went to get the horses, and I heard them coming back,", Black Bonnet , single work poetry (p. 31)
Evei"Come, let me lead you to a spot I know,", Black Bonnet , single work poetry (p. 32)
The Candlesi"My love has gone through the palm-trees, they whisper and shake;", Black Bonnet , single work poetry (p. 33)
A Letter in the Foresti"A letter by a black boy from a friend", Nancy Francis , single work poetry (p. 33)
I Waiti"Deep in the yellow earth, under the sod and the stone!", Black Bonnet , single work poetry (p. 33-34)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Cairns, Cairns area, Ingham - Cairns area, Queensland,: Cairns Post Print , 1947 .
      Extent: 98p.
      Description: illus.; port.
      Reprinted: 1957
      Note/s:
      • Includes portrait of Nancy Francis and contents page.
      • Includes correspondence from the The Argus, The Courier Mail and The Bulletin. The letters give Ms Francis permission to republish her poetry.

Works about this Work

Tropical Flowers : Romancing North Queensland in Early Female Fiction and Poetry Cheryl M. Taylor , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: LiNQ , vol. 36 no. 2009; (p. 135-160)
Cheryl Taylor discusses seven female writers who were inspired by and wrote about North Queensland. She concludes, in part, that 'the flower authors see tropical Queensland as a place of liberation for women.... where young female characters assert an identity freed from parental or marital restrictions'.
Tropical Flowers : Romancing North Queensland in Early Female Fiction and Poetry Cheryl M. Taylor , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: LiNQ , vol. 36 no. 2009; (p. 135-160)
Cheryl Taylor discusses seven female writers who were inspired by and wrote about North Queensland. She concludes, in part, that 'the flower authors see tropical Queensland as a place of liberation for women.... where young female characters assert an identity freed from parental or marital restrictions'.
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