Vance Palmer

(1885 - 1959 / Australia)

The Pathfinders Poem by Vance Palmer


NIGHT, and a bitter sky, and strange birds crying,
The wan trees whisper and the winds make moan,
Here where in ultimate peace their bones are lying
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  • Freshman - 762 Points Michelle Claus (6/6/2014 3:31:00 PM)

    And so it goes throughout our human story... *No proud stone speaks*... countless unsung heroes (Report) Reply

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  • Bronze Star - 2,153 Points Kevin Patrick (6/6/2014 11:43:00 AM)

    Slow sinks the glowing flame and fades the ember,
    No bright star flickers and the woods are stark,
    But still our children's children will remember
    The swift forerunners, bearers of the ark,
    Who lit the beacons in the uncharted dark.

    Tremendous amount of beauty and depth, the language is rich and flow with natural rhythm, a really great modern poem of the day (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,458 Points Savita Tyagi (6/6/2014 7:54:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem. Brings out so many emotions. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 233 Points Manonton Dalan (6/6/2012 4:23:00 AM)

    he could be one of the
    pathfinders. (Report) Reply

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