Arthur Patchett Martin

(18 February 1851 – 15 February 1902 / Woolwich, Kent, England)

Arthur Patchett Martin Poems

1. Bushland 1/4/2003
2. Love and War 1/1/2004
3. A Romance In The Rough 4/21/2010
4. In Memoriam Matris 4/21/2010
5. The Cynic of the Woods 1/1/2004
6. My Cousin From Pall Mall 4/21/2010
7. A Bush Study, A La Watteau 4/21/2010

Bushland

Not sweeter to the storm-tossed mariner
   Is glimpse of home, where wife and children wait
   To welcome him with kisses at the gate,
Than to the town-worn man the breezy stir
   Of mountain winds on rugged pathless heights:
   His long-pent soul drinks in the deep delights
That Nature hath in store. The sun-kissed bay
   Gleams thro' the grand old gnarled gum-tree boughs
Like burnished brass; the strong-

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