Bernard O'Dowd

(11 April 1866 – 1 September 1953 / Beaufort)

Poems of Bernard O'Dowd

1. A Keynote [Extract] 9/1/2014
2. Alma Venus! [Excerpt] 9/1/2014
3. Auster Rampant! 9/1/2014
4. Australia 1/1/2004
5. Bacchus [Excerpt] 9/1/2014
6. Dominions Of The Boundary 9/1/2014
7. Envy 1/1/2004
8. Evensong 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 9/1/2014
16. Sloth (I) & (II) 1/1/2004
17. The Bush 9/1/2014
18. The Cow 1/1/2004
19. The Poet 1/1/2004
20. True America's Message 1/1/2004

The Bush

I wonder if the spell, the mystery,
That like a haze about your silence clings,
Moulding your void until we seem to see
Tangible Presences of Deathless Things,
Patterned but little to our spirits' woof,
Yet from our love or hate not all aloof,
Can. be the matrix where are forming slowly
Troy tales of Old Australia, to refine
Eras to come of ordered melancholy

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