Francis Duggan


I Love This Land Australia - Poem by Francis Duggan

I love this Land Australia of gum and wattle tree
This vast and sunlit Continent is home from home for me
And though I come from a distant Land when I have had my day
Than underneath Australian soil where better place to lay.

I love this Land Australia home of the kangaroo
Of echidna and wombat, platypus and cockatoo
Of lorikeet and rosella, koala, possum and emu
And other unusual birds and animals as I've mentioned just a few.

I like Australian people if poor man make good they say
The man he is a battler, good on him anyway,
In Land of wedge tailed eagle there's rooom to spread one's wings
And in the lucky country the battler is a king.

I love this Land Australia it's home from home for me,
Home of the kookaburra and gum and wattle tree
And bell bird and bell magpie who through the Winter sing
A Winter oft times milder than Ireland in the Spring.

I love this Land Australia of sunshine and bird song
And with each passing day my love for this great Country grow more strong
And though I come from a distant Land when I have had my day
Than underneath Australian soil where better place to lay.


Comments about I Love This Land Australia by Francis Duggan

  • (2/12/2019 5:15:00 PM)

    all i can say is WOW! ! francis.... i love your words, the pictures that spring into your mind from your expression & your rhythm.
    thank you.
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  • (6/17/2018 7:46:00 PM)

    very boring dsd not like this poem at all i would never read it again (Report)Reply

    (2/12/2019 5:23:00 PM)

    you're quite obviously not australian, don't know anything about our wildlife, nature or culture. when you are unknowledgeable about something, it's best not to comment & allow the whole world to know about your shortcomings.

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  • (3/19/2018 3:31:00 AM)

    it was really good and a good structure (Report)Reply

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  • (3/11/2018 6:36:00 PM)

    i need to know what yera this was written cheers (Report)Reply

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  • (3/4/2018 8:52:00 PM)

    i like this as a kid (Report)Reply

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  • Tia Attwood (2/19/2016)

    What an excellent poem reflecting Australia and well describing our environment with our native fauna.

    Great job
    Regards
    Tia
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, February 2, 2008



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