‘Hello, Soldier!’

Khaki Verse


Edward Dyson

Many of these verse were originally printed in the “Bulletin,” others in “Punch,” “The Leader” and Melbourne “Herald.” Some few are now published for the first time.

The paper famine leaving me no option but to print on peculiar paper, not wholly prohibitive or to defer the publication of my verses for an unknown period, the natural longing of a parent to parade his “well begotten” prevails. If my book is unusual and bizarre from a craftman’s point of view, I plead the unusual times and extraordinary conditions. Of these times and conditions. I hope “Hello Soldier” is in some measure characteriastic.

—Edward Dyson.                        


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