Dorothea Mackeller

(1885 - 1968)

Poems of Dorothea Mackeller

1. Burning Off 1/1/2004
2. Fire 1/1/2004
3. In a Southern Garden 1/1/2004
4. My Country 1/1/2004
5. The Open Sea 1/1/2004

Burning Off

They're burning off at the Rampadells,
The tawny flames uprise,
With greedy licking around the trees;
The fierce breath sears our eyes.

From cores already grown furnace-hot -
The logs are well alight!
We fling more wood where the flameless heart
Is throbbing red and white.

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