Bernard O'Dowd

(11 April 1866 – 1 September 1953 / Beaufort)

Poems of Bernard O'Dowd

1. Australia 1/1/2004
2. Envy 1/1/2004
3. Last Stanzas of the Bush 1/1/2004
4. Love and Sacrifice 1/1/2004
5. Love's Substitute 1/4/2003
6. May Day 1/1/2004
7. Our Duty 1/4/2003
8. Proletaria 1/1/2004
9. Sloth (I) & (II) 1/1/2004
10. The Cow 1/1/2004
11. The Poet 1/1/2004
12. True America's Message 1/1/2004
13. Young Democracy 1/1/2004

True America's Message

OUR manlier spirits hear and will obey
The Word YOU waft Australia o’er the sea—
‘Be true, be brave, be merciful, be free!’
Not you, who, braggart, sent this wan array
Of hell-ships vomiting their Will-to-Slay, 5
These armoured Hates and pallid Envies we,
’Mid rattled mobs and flags hysteric, see
Tarnish the chaste horizon of our Bay:

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