Bernard O'Dowd

(11 April 1866 – 1 September 1953 / Beaufort)

Bernard O'Dowd Poems

1. Love's Substitute 1/4/2003
2. Love and Sacrifice 1/1/2004
3. The Cow 1/1/2004
4. True America's Message 1/1/2004
5. Australia 1/1/2004
6. Envy 1/1/2004
7. May Day 1/1/2004
8. Our Duty 1/4/2003
9. Proletaria 1/1/2004
10. The Poet 1/1/2004
11. Sloth (I) & (II) 1/1/2004
12. Young Democracy 1/1/2004
13. Last Stanzas of the Bush 1/1/2004
14. The Bush 9/1/2014
15. Prosperity 9/1/2014
16. Alma Venus! [Excerpt] 9/1/2014
17. Bacchus [Excerpt] 9/1/2014
18. A Keynote [Extract] 9/1/2014
19. Dominions Of The Boundary 9/1/2014
20. Evensong 9/1/2014

May Day

Come Jack, our place is with the ruck
On the open road today,
Not with the tepid "footpath sneak"
Or with the wise who stop away.

A straggling, tame procession, perhaps,
A butt for burgess scorn;
Its flags are ragged sentiments,
And its music's still unborn.

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