Who is Lesbia Harford

Lesbia Harford (9 April 1891 – 5 July 1927) was an Australian poet, novelist and political activist.


Lesbia Venner Keogh was the first child of Edmund Joseph Keogh and Beatrice Eleanor Moore, great-great-granddaughter of an Earl of Drogheda. She was born at Brighton, Victoria, on 9 April 1891. From 1893 to 1900, the family lived at "Wangrabel", 6 Horsburgh Grove, Armadale (the house still stands today). Her father left home for Western Australia when his real estate business failed about 1900. She and her three siblings were raised by their mother, who took genteel jobs, begged handouts from Keogh relations and took in boarders. Harford was educated at the Sacré Cœur School at "Clifton", Malvern, Victoria; Mary's Mount school at Ballarat, Victoria; an...
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Lesbia Harford Poems

  • Green And Blue
    Green and blue
    First-named of colours believe these two.
    They first of colours by men were seen
    This grass colour, tree colour, ...
  • God Speaks
    I made a heaven for you filled with stars,
    Each star a song
    Meant to give happy music to your ear,
    Day and night long. ...
  • The Tyrant
    When I was a child,
    I felt the fairies' power.
    Of a sudden my dry life
    Would burst into flower. ...
  • Lawstudent And Coach
    Each day I sit in an ill-lighted room
    To teach a boy;
    For one hour by the clock great words and dreams
    Are our employ. ...
  • A Meaning Learnt
    I'm not his wife. I am his paramour:
    His wayside love, picked up in journeying:
    Rose of the hedgerows; fragrant, till he fling
    Me down beside the ditch, a drooped thing ...
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Love 35 I Love You 35 Sun 23 Night 22 Heart 17 Never 17 White 16 Sweet 16 Home 15 Long 15

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