Who is Roderic Quinn

Roderic Joseph Quinn (26 November 1867 – 15 August 1949) was an Australian poet.

Early life

Quinn was born in Sydney the seventh child of Irish parents: Edward Quinn, letter-carrier, and his wife Catherine. He was educated at Catholic schools, where he met and formed lifelong friendships with Christopher Brennan and E. J. Brady. After finishing school, he studied law irregularly and taught for six months at Milbrulong Provisional Public School, near Wagga Wagga. Then came a short stint as a public servant back in Sydney, where he became editor of the North Sydney News.

Career

Quinn began publishing his poetry in The Bulletin during the 1890s and continued to do so for the rest of his life, writing over 1200 individual pieces in all. He pu...
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Roderic Quinn Poems

  • At The Tide's Will
    WHEN the tide came surging in
    To the beach it bore
    Drift-wood and brown weeds â??
    These â?? and nothing more! ...
  • The Year's End
    THE voices of the wind and wave
    They sigh the Old Year's requiem;
    The dead are calling from the grave â??
    Good friends, a little space I crave ...
  • The Red-tressed Maiden
    RED she is in a robe of sable,
    Rosy with pictures and tales to tell:
    She is a fairy, and yet no fable,
    Weaving the dreams that we love so well. ...
  • The Sea-seekers
    ALL four of us were inland born
    And inland reared from birth were we,
    And â?? though the tale be food for scorn â??
    We four had never seen the Sea. ...
  • Bequeathal
    THE night-birds cry in the bush outside,
    And I write here, though the hour be late;
    And what shall I write of the man who died?
    'He gave his gold to the poor at his gate!' ...
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Love 46 I Love You 46 Night 44 Heart 43 Sweet 39 Red 35 Light 33 White 33 Time 29 Song 28


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Rboydbarrett: scandelous! roderic o'gorman just admited that us mulitnationl aramark were given contract for all catering to ukrainian refugees without any open tendering! terrible record in direct provision, us prisons, and treament of workers. more of the golden circle!
Spill_words: the lotus-flower by roderic quinn   all the heights of the high shores gleam red and gold at the sunset hour: there comes the spell of a magic dream, and the harbour seems a lotus-flower; a blue flower tinted at dawn
Justadduce: “but nature would not let us sleep; she loved so well to talk, and had such things to tell.” ~ roderic quinn
Spill_words: the lotus-flower by roderic quinn   all the heights of the high shores gleam red and gold at the sunset hour: there comes the spell of a magic dream, and the harbour seems a lotus-flower; a blue flower tinted at dawn
Mcdonagh_quinn: no wonder pedophiles and rapists get suspended sentences in ireland, we have a pedophile apologist known as roderic o gorman as a government minister. (and i doubt he's the only one). the justice system in ireland is a disgrace.
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Some Wretched creature, savior take
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