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My Country

Rating: 3.7
The love of field and coppice,
Of green and shaded lanes.
Of ordered woods and gardens
Is running in your veins,
Strong love of grey-blue distance
Brown streams and soft dim skies
I know but cannot share it,
My love is otherwise.

I love a sunburnt country,
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Jen Davy 08 February 2020
John Griffiths - good try, but it's currently hit the " flooding rains" bit. Perhaps you should have read the whole poem!
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John Griffiths 13 January 2020
Additional verse: I mourn the burnt koalas And the toasted kangaroos And deadly spreading bushfires Of smokey orange hues If only we had leaders To meet our country’s need With policies for climate change And not rewarding greed!
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robert cleland 04 November 2019
my favourite inspiring poem from one of australias best poets taught to us at school in the 1950's. dorothea mackellar.s grave and tombstone can be found in the old heritage cemetary overlooking the pacific ocean at Waverley in Sydney.
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Bobby man dam 23 September 2019
Hi there are we still at work for the church and we can do it a few times a while back and we will go get it a bit later on it is there something I will do to do it and I can help with that this morning I can get you some more water water to water and water it will help me get to water and then I can do a lot more for you I don’t get it I will go to get your help I don’t want you going on a trip or you can go get your car
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Bobby man dam 23 September 2019
Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet gayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
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ABCDE 27 May 2019
The poems about Australia, if you didn't already know.
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Bobby man dam 23 September 2019
Really man like i didnt know you stupid man
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Edward Kofi Louis 20 December 2018
Brown Country! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Dr. antony theodore 20 December 2018
I love a sunburnt country, A land of sweeping plains, Of ragged mountain ranges, a very fine poem. tony
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squirt boy 20 December 2018
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Glen Kappy 20 December 2018
I never heard of this poet before or read this poem, but I recognize the phrase sunburnt country from Bill Bryson Jr.’s memoir In a Sunburnt Country. This, I think, is an impressive poem for a nineteen year old to have written with its many fresh and descriptive phrases. And the contrast drawn between the first and second stanzas makes me think of the difference between the eastern U.S. and where I live in New Mexico. -GK
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