Treasure Island

Leon Gellert

(1892 - 1977 / Australia)

Poems of Leon Gellert

1. A Book of Wordsworth 4/5/2010
2. A Night Attack 4/5/2010
3. A Song 4/5/2010
4. Acceptance 4/5/2010
5. Again the Clash is East 4/5/2010
6. Anzac Cove 1/1/2004
7. Armageddon 4/5/2010
8. Before Action 4/5/2010
9. Blind! 4/5/2010
10. Bluebeard’s First Wife 4/5/2010
11. Cold! 4/5/2010
12. Dejection 4/5/2010
13. Dreamlight 4/5/2010
14. Dreams of France 4/5/2010
15. Ease. 1914 4/5/2010
16. Fever! 4/5/2010
17. Goodbye 4/5/2010
18. Lemnos Harbour 4/5/2010
19. Lemnos Revisited 4/5/2010
20. Lemnos Visited 4/5/2010

The Christmas Beetle

When Christmas comes the Christmas heat'll
bring once more the Christmas Beetle
The first inflammatory breeze'll
set him buzzing like a diesel.
Hear him open up his throttle
as he hums above the wattle!
Hear him zoom, and snarl and rattle
Like a fighter plane in battle!
Watch him dive to sink and settle-

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