Roland Robinson

(1912 - 1992 / Australia)

Poems of Roland Robinson

1. Bees 4/21/2010
2. The Drovers 1/1/2004
3. The Ruined Homestead 4/21/2010
4. The Sermon of the Birds 4/21/2010

The Sermon of the Birds

I was clearing thirty or forty acres once
Out in the western range near Nightcap Mountain.
And as I was working, I heard a gathering of the crows
Singing out in a jungle gully. Their clamorous cries
Drawed the attention of all the other birds.
Jackass and butcher-bird, soldier-bird, sparrow-bird,
Scrub-robin, magpie, and the black and white cockatoo,
They all flew down to the crows in the jungle-gully.

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