Treasure Island

Kenneth Slessor

(27 March 1901 – 30 June 1971 / Orange, New South Wales)

Poems of Kenneth Slessor

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41. Polarities 4/1/2010
42. Realities 4/1/2010
43. Rubens' Hell 4/1/2010
44. Rubens' Innocents 4/1/2010
45. Sensuality 4/1/2010
46. Serenade 4/1/2010
47. Sleep 1/1/2004
48. Snowdrops 4/1/2010
49. South Country 1/1/2004
50. Stars 4/1/2010
51. Talbingo 4/1/2010
52. Taoist 4/1/2010
53. The Atlas 4/1/2010
54. The Country Ride 4/1/2010
55. The Ghost 4/1/2010
56. The Knife 4/1/2010
57. The Nabob 4/1/2010
58. The Night Ride 4/1/2010
59. The Old Play 4/1/2010
60. Thief of the Moon 1/1/2004

Thief of the Moon

Thief of the moon, thou robber of old delight,
Thy charms have stolen the star-gold, quenched the moon-
Cold, cold are the birds that, bubbling out of night,
Cried once to my ears their unremembered tune-
Dark are those orchards, their leaves no longer shine,
No orange's gold is globed like moonrise there-
O thief of the earth's old loveliness, once mine,
Why dost thou waste all beauty to make thee fair?

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