Who is Victor James Daley

Victor James William Patrick Daley (5 September 1858 – 29 December 1905) was an Australian poet. Daley serves chiefly as an example of the Celtic Twilight in Australian verse. He also serves as a lyrical alternative to his contemporary bush balladists of Henry Lawson, Banjo Paterson, and Will H. Ogilvie.

Life

Daley was born at the Navan, County Meath, Ireland, and was educated at the Christian Brothers at Devonport in England. He arrived in Australia in 1878, and became a freelance journalist and writer in both Melbourne and Sydney. Whilst in Melbourne, he met and became a friend of Marcus Clarke; later, in Sydney, he became acquainted with Henry Kendall. He is notable for becoming the first author in Australia who tried to earn a living from writing alone.
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Victor James Daley Poems

  • The Quest Of Brahma
    Once upon a hushed red morning
    In the wondrous years of old,
    When the sun rose like a Rajah
    Clad in robes of gleaming gold, ...
  • The Old Bohemian
    The world was in my debt,
    I was the Friend of Man,
    When, years ago, I met
    The Old Bohemian. ...
  • The Call Of The City
    There is a saying of renown,
    "God made the country, man the town."
    Well, everybody to his trade!
    But man likes best the thing he made. ...
  • St Francis Ii
    I learnt the language of the birds,
    A new St Francis I would be;
    But, when I understood their words,
    The birds were preaching unto me....
  • Spring Song
    I am the Vision and the Dream
    Of trembling Age, and yearning Youth;
    I am the Sorceress Supreme.
    I am Illusion; I am Truth. ...
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Heart 52 Life 47 Death 45 Long 44 Red 39 Sweet 38 White 38 I Love You 37 Love 37 Night 36


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Robertsnickc: camilla camilla calls me heartless: hence you see logic in love has little part. how can i otherwise than heartless be seeing camilla has my heart? ~ victor james daley, 1858-1905 [manly, sydney, home of victor daley, c. 1879]
Robertsnickc: camilla camilla calls me heartless: hence you see logic in love has little part. how can i otherwise than heartless be seeing camilla has my heart? ~ victor james daley, 1858-1905 [manly, sydney, home of victor daley, c. 1879]
Robertsnickc: the serpent's legacy an apple caused man's fall, as some believe; but that old snake, malevolently wise, a deadlier snare set when he left to eve his tongue of honey and mesmeric eyes. ~ victor james daley, 1858-1905 [yang shanshen]
Robertsnickc: the serpent's legacy an apple caused man's fall, as some believe; but that old snake, malevolently wise, a deadlier snare set when he left to eve his tongue of honey and mesmeric eyes. ~ victor james daley, 1858-1905 [yang shanshen]
Hbalzer721: in open portion of cardinals practice, not field with no known injury: trace mcsorley, jarrett guarantano, jonte kirklin, javonta payton, james wiggins, victor bolden jr., jace whittaker, devon kennard, tae daley, chris pierce jr., chandler wooten, greg long, josh miles …
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But learn'd the Gospel too;
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