Who is Adam Lindsay Gordon

Adam Lindsay Gordon (19 October 1833 – 24 June 1870) was a British-Australian poet, horseman, police officer and politician. He was the first Australian poet to gain considerable recognition overseas, and according to his contemporary, writer Marcus Clarke, Gordon's work represented "the beginnings of a national school of Australian poetry".

Early life

Though commonly cited as having been born in Fayal in the Azores, where Captain Gordon had brought his wife for the sake of her health, Gordon's birthplace was the small English village of Charlton Kings near Cheltenham, where he was baptised. He was the son of Captain Adam Durnford Gordon and Harriet Gordon, his first cousin, both of whom were descended from Adam Gordon of Auchindoun, of the ballad "Edom o Gordon"...
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Adam Lindsay Gordon Poems

  • Valedictory Poem
    Lay me low, my work is done;
    I am weary. Lay me low,
    Where the wild flowers woo the sun,
    Where the balmy breezes blow, ...
  • The Race
    On the hill they are crowding together,
    In the stand they are crushing for room,
    Like midge-flies they swarm on the heather,
    They gather like bees on the broom; ...
  • Sea Spray And Smoke Drift
    Podas Okus
    Am I waking? Was I sleeping?
    Dearest, are you watching yet?
    Traces on your cheeks of weeping ...
  • Zu Der Edlen Yagd - [a Treatise On Trees--vine-tree V. Saddle-tree]
    "Now, welcome, welcome, masters mine,
    Thrice welcome to the noble chase,
    Nor earthly sport, nor sport divine,
    Can take such honourable place." ...
  • Visions In The Smoke
    Rest, and be thankful! On the verge
    Of the tall cliff rugged and grey,
    But whose granite base the breakers surge,
    And shiver their frothy spray, ...
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Hebrewformasons: "there comes a point in your life when you realize: who matters, who never did, who won't anymore, and who always will. so, don't worry about people from your past, there's a reason why they didn't make it to your future." - adam lindsay gordon
Maseyleah: 'question not, but live and labour 'til yon goal be won, helping every feeble neighbour, seeking help from none; life is mostly froth and bubble, two things stand like stone, kindness in another's trouble, courage in your own. ~ adam lindsay gordon, “ye wearie wayfarer”
Gtangey: ballarat has some interesting civic statuary with a heavy representation of military men, royals & bare breasted roman goddesses. also rabbie burns & adam lindsay gordon for the poetically inclined. by far the best public art is the pell mell ribbon display at st pat's cathedral
Samrad77: there comes a point in your life when you realize: who matters, who never did, who won't anymore, and who always will. so, don't worry about people from your past, there's a reason why they didn't make it to your future. adam lindsay gordon
Rwikiquote: life is mostly froth and bubble; two things stand like stone, kindness in another's trouble, courage in your own. -adam lindsay gordon
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