Treasure Island

Vance Palmer

(1885 - 1959 / Australia)

Poems of Vance Palmer

1. Song of the Old Boundary Rider 4/15/2010
2. The Farmer remembers the Somme 1/1/2004
3. The Pathfinders 1/1/2004
4. The Road to Roma Jail 4/15/2010
5. Youth and Age 1/1/2004

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
In gaunt waste places that they made their own,
Beyond the ploughed lands where the corn is sown.

Death, and untrodden ways, and night before them,
From sheltering homes and friendly hearths they came;
Far from the mouldering dust of those that bore them

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