Nettie Palmer


Nettie Palmer Poems

1. The Mother 1/1/2004
2. The Welcome, 1/1/2004
3. Unsung 1/1/2004

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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.

Gods and men, ye know a woman’s glad unreason,
How she cannot bend and weep but in her season,
Let my hours with rapture glow
As the seams and stitches grow.

And I cannot hear the word...

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