Roland Robinson

(1912 - 1992 / Australia)

Roland Robinson Poems

1. The Ruined Homestead 4/21/2010
2. The Sermon Of The Birds 4/21/2010
3. The Drovers 1/1/2004
4. Bees 4/21/2010

Comments about Roland Robinson

  • Mona Finley (3/19/2017 12:24:00 AM)

    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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Best Poem of Roland Robinson

Bees

From the hollow trees in their native home
them old fellows cut the honeycomb.
On honey and little white grubs they fed,
'cause them young bees was blackfeller's bread.
That's why they was so mighty and strong
in their native home in Currarong.
An' them old fellers' drink was honey-bul;
honey and water, a coolamon full.
Naked through the bush they went,
an' never knew what sickness meant,
them native bees could do you no harm,
they'd crawl all over your honey-smeared arm.
But them Eyetalian bees, they'd bung
your eyes right up. When we was young
we ...

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