Learn More

Frederick Kesner

Rookie - 0 Points (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



`

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

Do you like this poem?
1 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Kerry, in memoriam by Frederick Kesner )

Enter the verification code :

  • Rookie 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

Read all 1 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. A Child's Christmas in Wales, Dylan Thomas
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Touched by an Angel, Maya Angelou
  5. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  6. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  7. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  8. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  9. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou

Poem of the Day

poet Christina Georgina Rossetti

Go from me, summer friends, and tarry not:
I am no summer friend, but wintry cold,
A silly sheep benighted from the fold,
A sluggard with a thorn-choked garden plot.
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. Mack, Kim Barney
  2. Who Told You That?, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  3. Two Friends, Kim Barney
  4. Happy Birthday, Jesus!, Mitta Xinindlu
  5. Paint my Souls, Jennifer Colyne Hall
  6. Logic in Rhyme 5, Kim Barney
  7. What about counry, hasmukh amathalal
  8. Heart on Fire, Jennifer Colyne Hall
  9. 'Tis a Somewhat Sad Christmas!, Dr John Celes
  10. Let me observe carefully, gajanan mishra
[Hata Bildir]