Norma Lochlenah Davis

(10 April 1905 - 5 November 1945 / Tasmania / Australia)

Norma Lochlenah Davis Poems

1. Scrub Cattle 5/28/2012
Best Poem of Norma Lochlenah Davis

Scrub Cattle

Their breath is warm and sweet. It holds the smell
Of wind-brown grass and little fragrant flowers:
Their supple knees have brushed the drowsy blue
Of dancing harebells as they wandered through
Some little quiet sun-touched forest dell.
From dawn till dusk, through all the lovely hours,
These dwellers of the scrub tread free as wind,
Browsing the burnished blossoms of gorse,
Or lingering down fair groves that end in blind
White tangled avenues of flowering box
Where the soft air blows warm and manna-sweet;
And some still bolder than the others force
Narrow ...

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