HUMPHRIES, BARRY

HUMPHRIES, BARRY

Friendship is tested in the thick years of success rather than in the thin years of struggle.

HUMPHRIES, BARRY

HUMPHRIES, BARRY – Song of Australia

Why do we love Australia
Why does it haunt us still
We’ve got so much on our plate here
The world wants to emigrate here
And one day I’m afraid they will
But still we all love Australia
Whatever Australia may be
Let our voices swell with pride
We are extremely satisfied
Australia you’re the land for me.

HUMPHRIES, BARRY - Song of Australia

HUMPHRIES, BARRY – on himself

I drift along, thinking about the past a great deal. The past is so reliable, so delightful, and the best place to live. I end up there quite often, you know; it’s very comfortable and dependable.

HUMPHRIES, BARRY - on himself

HUMPHRIES, BARRY

The past is so reliable, so delightful and the best place to live.

HUMPHRIES, BARRY

HUMPHRIES, BARRY – Piece in the Form of a Meat Pie

I think that I could never spy
A poem as lovely as a pie
A banquet in a single course
Blushing with red tomato sauce
A pie whose crust is oven kissed
Whose gravy scalds the eater’s wrist
The pastie and the sausage roll
Have not thy brown mysterious soul
The dark hues aborigine
Is less indigenous than thee;
As round and rich as Zara
As tasteful as Patrick White
With a glass of purple para
You’re the great Australian bite.

HUMPHRIES, BARRY - Piece in the Form of a Meat Pie