Nettie Palmer

(1876)

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  • wendy (9/26/2018 4:21:00 PM)

    She was an amazing poet both feminine and feminist and truly talented a great and very important Australian woman and poet too little is known about.

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The Mother

IN the sorrow and the terror of the nations,
In a world shaken through by lamentations,
Shall I dare know happiness
That I stitch a baby’s dress?

So: for I shall be a mother with the mothers,
I shall know the mother’s anguish like the others,
Present joy must surely start
For the life beneath my heart.

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