Robert Richardson

(1850-1901 / Australia)

Robert Richardson Poems

1. A Song 1/4/2003
2. A Ballade Of Wattle Blossom 1/4/2003
Best Poem of Robert Richardson

A Ballade Of Wattle Blossom

There's a land that is happy and fair,
   Set gem-like in halcyon seas;
The white winters visit not there,
   To sadden its blossoming leas,
   More bland than the Hesperides,
Or any warm isle of the West,
   Where the wattle-bloom perfumes the breeze,
And the bell-bird builds her nest.

When the oak and the elm are bare,
   And wild winds vex the shuddering trees;
There the clematis whitens the air,
   And the husbandman laughs as he sees ...

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