Treasure Island

Bernard O'Dowd

(11 April 1866 – 1 September 1953 / Beaufort)

Poems of Bernard O'Dowd

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

Last Stanzas of the Bush

WHERE is Australia, singer, do you know?
These sordid farms and joyless factories,
Mephitic mines and lanes of pallid woe?
Those ugly towns and cities such as these
With incense sick to all unworthy power,
And all old sin in full malignant flower?
No! to her bourn her children still are faring:
She is a temple that we are to build:
For her the ages have been long preparing:

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