Bernard O'Dowd

(11 April 1866 – 1 September 1953 / Beaufort)

Poems of Bernard O'Dowd

1. Australia 1/1/2004
2. Envy 1/1/2004
3. Last Stanzas of the Bush 1/1/2004
4. Love and Sacrifice 1/1/2004
5. Love's Substitute 1/4/2003
6. May Day 1/1/2004
7. Our Duty 1/4/2003
8. Proletaria 1/1/2004
9. Sloth (I) & (II) 1/1/2004
10. The Cow 1/1/2004
11. The Poet 1/1/2004
12. True America's Message 1/1/2004
13. Young Democracy 1/1/2004

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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