Dorothea Mackellar

(1 July 1885 – 14 January 1968 / Sydney)

Dorothea Mackellar Poems

1. The Waiting Life 8/31/2010
2. An Old Song 8/31/2010
3. Burning Off 8/31/2010
4. The Dreamer 8/31/2010
5. In A Southern Garden 8/31/2010
6. The Open Sea 8/31/2010
7. Colour 8/31/2010
8. Dawn 8/31/2010
9. Australia's Men 8/31/2010
10. My Country 8/31/2010
11. Fire 8/31/2010
12. The Colours Of Light 8/31/2010
Best Poem of Dorothea Mackellar

The Colours Of Light

This is not easy to understand
For you that come from a distant land
Where all thecolours are low in pitch -
Deep purples, emeralds deep and rich,
Where autumn's flaming and summer's green -
Here is a beauty you have not seen.

All is pitched in a higher key,
Lilac, topaz, and ivory,
Palest jade-green and pale clear blue
Like aquamarines that the sun shines through,
Golds and silvers, we have at will -
Silver and gold on each plain and hill,
Silver-green of the myall leaves,
Tawny gold of the garnered sheaves,
Silver rivers that silent ...

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