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Selected Poetry of Francis Ernley Walrond (1875-1948)


from Representative Poetry On-line
Prepared by members of the Department of English at the University of Toronto
from 1912 to the present and published by the University of Toronto Press from 1912 to 1967.
RPO Edited by Ian Lancashire
A UTEL (University of Toronto English Library) Edition
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries
© 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Index to poems

Meintjes Kopje! Meintjes Kopje!
Do the purple daisies grow
On your rugged slopes in spring-time
As they did in years ago
        (Meintjes Kopje)
  1. Eve
  2. Ghosts
  3. Meintjes Kopje


Notes on Life and Works

No information is available on this South African poet, who brought out The Gods of Africa and other Poems in London in 1912 and whose later poem, "Eve," was first published for a centenary collection of South African verse in 1925. He appears to have lived once in Pretoria. Francis Ernley Walrond was born in Edinburgh and educated at Rugby. He moved to South Africa in 1904 and earned a living there as a bank manager, in Pretoria, it seems, until his retirement in 1934, when he moved to Isipingo, Natal. Walrond was a co-founder of the Veldsingers' Club. (Thanks to André le Roux, Reference section, National Library of South Africa, Cape Town, for assistance.)

Biographical information

Given name: Francis Ernley
Family name: Walrond
Birth date: 1875
Death date: 1948