Dorothea Mackellar

(1 July 1885 – 14 January 1968 / Sydney)

Dorothea Mackellar Poems

1. The Waiting Life 8/31/2010
2. An Old Song 8/31/2010
3. Burning Off 8/31/2010
4. The Open Sea 8/31/2010
5. In A Southern Garden 8/31/2010
6. Australia's Men 8/31/2010
7. The Dreamer 8/31/2010
8. Colour 8/31/2010
9. Fire 8/31/2010
10. Dawn 8/31/2010
11. The Colours Of Light 8/31/2010
12. My Country 8/31/2010
Best Poem of Dorothea Mackellar

My Country

The love of field and coppice,
Of green and shaded lanes.
Of ordered woods and gardens
Is running in your veins,
Strong love of grey-blue distance
Brown streams and soft dim skies
I know but cannot share it,
My love is otherwise.


I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel-sea,
Her beauty and her terror -
The wide brown land for me!


A stark white ring-barked forest
All tragic to the moon,
The sapphire-misted ...

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