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Frank Dalby Davison

(23 June 1893 - 24 May 1970 / Hawthorn, Victoria)

Poems of Frank Dalby Davison

1. The children of the Mist 4/21/2010
2. The Earth-Mother 1/1/2004
3. The Old Pioneers 4/21/2010
4. With Deaths' Prophetic Ear 1/1/2004

The Old Pioneers

These old friends of ours! Sixty years back,
Bearded and booted, they followed the track,
Came like their Saxon forefathers of old,
Carving a nation from waste and from wold,
Mighty of purpose and stalwart of limb,
Clove they a path through the forest so dim,
Forward, adventuring, knowing no fears--
Honour and praise to the old pioneers.

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