Nettie Palmer


Nettie Palmer Poems

1. The Mother 1/1/2004
2. The Welcome, 1/1/2004
3. Unsung 1/1/2004
Best Poem of Nettie Palmer

The Welcome,

DID you know, little child,
Ere you left the outer wild,
There were strong hands steady,
There were old songs ready,
There was love prepared to keep you with the hard earth reconciled?

Did you learn beyond the moon
All the happy sounds of noon?
A creek’s voice will greet you,
A wattle bend to meet you,
There are visions, there are voices: you will know them soon and soon.

Yes, for you will surely go
Where the deepest gullies grow,
They will feel you and take you,
With birds to lure ...

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