Roland Robinson

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Roland Robinson,was born in Country Clare, Ireland in 1912. At the age of 9, in 1921 was brought to Australia. After only a brief education he worked in various jobs, mainly in the bush as a roustabout, boundary-rider, railway fettler, fencer, dam-builder, gardener and as a life long love - a ballet dancer.

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Bees
From the hollow trees in their native home
them old fellows cut the honeycomb.
On honey and little white grubs they fed,
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The Drovers
Over the plains of the whitening grass
and the stunted mulga the drovers pass,
and in the red dust cloud, each side
of the cattle, the native stockmen ride.
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3.
The Sermon Of The Birds
I was clearing thirty or forty acres once
Out in the western range near Nightcap Mountain.
And as I was working, I heard a gathering of the crows
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4.
The Ruined Homestead
White birds, frightened from silver grass,
whose blood-rose breasts and wings are thrown
like petals settling down the pass,
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Mona Finley 19 March 2017
I only recently discovered this poet, and don't know how it's taken me so long. 'The Bees' is lovely example of his work. Several more of his poems published in 'Australian Poetry in the Twentieth Century', (William Heinemann Australia,1991) . I particularly liked 'The Prisoners' and 'Yoola and the Seven Sisters'
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