Treasure Island

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

Last Stanzas of the Bush

WHERE is Australia, singer, do you know?
These sordid farms and joyless factories,
Mephitic mines and lanes of pallid woe?
Those ugly towns and cities such as these
With incense sick to all unworthy power,
And all old sin in full malignant flower?
No! to her bourn her children still are faring:
She is a temple that we are to build:
For her the ages have been long preparing:

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