Treasure Island

Vance Palmer

(1885 - 1959 / Australia)

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The Pathfinders


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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  • 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

  • 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

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