Frank Wilmot

(6 April 1881 - 22 February 1942 / Collingwood, Melbourne)

Progress


THEY’VE builded wooden timber tracks,
And a trolly with screaming brakes
Noses into the secret bush,
Into the birdless brooding bush,
And the tall old gums it takes.
And down in the sunny valley,
The snorting saw screams slow;
O bush that nursed my people,
O bush that cursed my people,
That flayed and made my people,
I weep to watch you go

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

Form:


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read poems about / on: people

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Progress by Frank Wilmot )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  5. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  6. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If, Rudyard Kipling
  8. Death is Nothing at All, Henry Scott Holland
  9. Matilda Who told Lies, and was Burned to.., Hilaire Belloc
  10. The song of a bird - a translation of a .., Ravikumar C.P.

Poem of the Day

poet Hilaire Belloc

Matilda told such Dreadful Lies,
It made one Gasp and Stretch one's Eyes;
Her Aunt, who, from her Earliest Youth,
Had kept a Strict Regard for Truth,
Attempted to Believe Matilda:
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

New Poems

  1. Love Note 9, Michael P. McParland
  2. Lamentation of the Weak, Abby Bilan
  3. Love so unkempt..., Kenneth Maswabi
  4. morning conversation, oskar hansen
  5. Rescued, Ima Ryma
  6. Temptation of Xuanwu Lake, Luo Zhihai
  7. Ghazal: In Silence, Mimi Khalvati
  8. Awaiting for March, Rimni chakravarty
  9. Of Snowdrape On Winterscape..., Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR
  10. Made Electric By The Moon, Is It Poetry
[Hata Bildir]