Roland Robinson

(1912 - 1992 / Australia)

Roland Robinson Poems

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

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
Singing out in a jungle gully. Their clamorous cries
Drawed the attention of all the other birds.
Jackass and butcher-bird, soldier-bird, sparrow-bird,
Scrub-robin, magpie, and the black and white cockatoo,
They all flew down to the crows in the jungle-gully.

And I followed after their clamour, and in the midst
Of all the splendid excitement of the birds
I heard one feller was singing above them all.
It was the ...

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