Treasure Island

Dorothea Mackellar

(1 July 1885 – 14 January 1968 / Sydney)

Poems of Dorothea Mackellar

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

Burning Off

They're burning off at the Rampadells,
The tawny flames uprise,
With greedy licking around the trees;
The fierce breath sears our eyes.

From cores already grown furnace-hot -
The logs are well alight!
We fling more wood where the flameless heart
Is throbbing red and white.

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