Treasure Island

Kenneth Slessor

(27 March 1901 – 30 June 1971 / Orange, New South Wales)

Poems of Kenneth Slessor

If you see a poem only with title, it is listed that way because of copyright reasons.
1. A Bushranger 4/1/2010
2. A Sunset 4/1/2010
3. A Surrender 4/1/2010
4. Adventure Bay 4/1/2010
5. Advice To Psychologists 4/1/2010
6. An Inscription For Dog River 4/1/2010
7. Beach Burial 4/1/2010
8. Burying Friends 4/1/2010
9. Cannibal Street 4/1/2010
10. Captain Dobbin 4/1/2010
11. Chessmen 4/1/2010
12. City Nightfall 4/1/2010
13. Cock-Crow 4/1/2010
14. Country Towns 4/1/2010
15. Crow Country 4/1/2010
16. Crustacean Rejoinder 4/1/2010
17. Earth-Visitors 4/1/2010
18. Elegy In A Botanic Gardens 4/1/2010
19. Five Bells 1/1/2004
20. Five Visions Of Captain Cook 4/1/2010

Thief of the Moon

Thief of the moon, thou robber of old delight,
Thy charms have stolen the star-gold, quenched the moon-
Cold, cold are the birds that, bubbling out of night,
Cried once to my ears their unremembered tune-
Dark are those orchards, their leaves no longer shine,
No orange's gold is globed like moonrise there-
O thief of the earth's old loveliness, once mine,
Why dost thou waste all beauty to make thee fair?

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