Treasure Island

Roderic Quinn

(1867 - 1949 / Australia)

Poems of Roderic Quinn

41. The Black Hound 4/16/2010
42. The Camp Within the West 1/1/2004
43. The Circling Hearths 1/1/2004
44. The Counsellors 4/16/2010
45. The Currency Lass 4/16/2010
46. The Dread Beyond Death 4/16/2010
47. The Drover Of The Stars 4/16/2010
48. The Fiddle And The Crowd 4/16/2010
49. The Fisher 4/16/2010
50. The Frontier-Land 4/16/2010
51. The Gardener 4/16/2010
52. The Golden Yesterday 4/16/2010
53. The Greater Love 4/16/2010
54. The Hidden Heart 4/16/2010
55. The Hidden Tide 1/1/2004
56. The House of the Commonwealth 1/4/2003
57. The Lagoon 4/16/2010
58. The Little House 4/16/2010
59. The Long, Lone Road 4/16/2010
60. The Lotus-Flower 1/4/2003

The Circling Hearths

MY Countrymen, though we are young as yet
With little history, nought to show
Of lives enleagued against a foreign foe,
Torn flags and triumph, glory or regret;
Still some things make our kinship sweet,
Some deeds inglorious but of royal worth,
As when with tireless arms and toiling feet
We felled the tree and tilled the earth.

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