Treasure Island

Frederick Kesner

(28 August / St. Thomas University Hospital)

Kerry, in memoriam


`


take him home to Ellerston
there to rest, proud heart and soul
sultry rhythm, bushland hearth
beloved sunburnt country

just another day in the bush
life rolls on like a country song
paean to the homeland south
rays bounce off yon coffin sheen


life does go on without you
your neighbor's cattle wander
stray across funeral march
Mackellar's words guide our steps:

'Though earth holds many splendours,
wherever I may die,
I know to what brown country
My homing thoughts will fly....'


out in blistering open land
rest at last o learned hand
so ends one life's longest day
mem'ries now forever stay



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Submitted: Monday, April 30, 2007
Edited: Saturday, February 19, 2011

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  • Alice Holmes (5/5/2007 3:44:00 AM)

    The name is beauty and the heart befounded
    The love you give me with truly be unfold
    And hope and faith and peace and dreams
    We shall always have together truth be told

    Luv yer peom and how old are you?

    By Ally death (Report) Reply

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