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(5 February 1856 - 12 February 1947 / London / England)

Poems of Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen

1. A Christmas Letter From Australia 1/1/2004
2. From the Drama of “Charles II” 1/1/2004
3. Salopia Inhospitalis 1/1/2004
4. Sunset On The Cunimbla Valley, Blue Mountains 1/1/2004
5. The Tropics 1/1/2004
6. To The Australian Eleven 4/20/2010
7. Under the Wattle 1/4/2003

The Tropics

LOVE we the warmth and light of tropic lands,
The strange bright fruit, the feathery fanspread leaves,
The glowing mornings and the mellow eves,
The strange shells scattered on the golden sands,
The curious handiwork of Eastern hands,
The little carts ambled by humpbacked beeves,
The narrow outrigged native boat which cleaves,
Unscathed, the surf outside the coral strands.
Love we the blaze of color, the rich red

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