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On A Day Like This
On a day like this, in a hidden corner
of a church, in full feminine magnificence,
Mahmoud Darwish poet by Mahmoud Darwish
on 4/14/2014
The Quest Eternal
O west of all that a man holds dear, on the edge of the Kingdom Come,
Where carriage is far too high for beer, and the pubs keep only rum,
Banjo Paterson poet by Banjo Paterson
on 4/14/2014
Cassidy's Epitaph
Here lies a bloke who's just gone West,
A Number One Australian;
Banjo Paterson poet by Banjo Paterson
on 4/14/2014
The Weather Prophet
'Ow can it rain.' the old man said, 'with things the way they are?
You've got to learn off ant and bee, and jackass and galah;
Banjo Paterson poet by Banjo Paterson
on 4/14/2014
That Half-Crown Sweep [A Tale of the Territory]
The run of Billabong-go-dry
Is just beyond Lime Burner's Gap;
Banjo Paterson poet by Banjo Paterson
on 4/14/2014
Typographical [A Ballad of Burdens]
The Editor wrote his political screed
In ink that was fainter and fainter;
Banjo Paterson poet by Banjo Paterson
on 4/14/2014
Candle Wick
Trembles, the love, trembles
And I adrift, unable
Dino Steffens poet by Dino Steffens
on 4/14/2014
Jimmy Dooley's Army
There's a dashin' sort of boy
Which they call his Party's Joy,
Banjo Paterson poet by Banjo Paterson
on 4/14/2014
A Job for McGuinness
Oh, it's dreadful to think in a country like this
With its chances for work - and enjoyment
Banjo Paterson poet by Banjo Paterson
on 4/14/2014
Fur And Feathers
The emus formed a football team
Up Walgett way;
Banjo Paterson poet by Banjo Paterson
on 4/14/2014
To George Lambert
An essay on Australia Art and Literature. In recognition of Lambert's really excellent portrait of Mrs Paterson.
Come all ye men of paint and pen,
Banjo Paterson poet by Banjo Paterson
on 4/14/2014
The Billy-Goat Overland
Come all ye lads of the droving days, ye gentlemen unafraid,
I'll tell you all of the greatest trip that ever a drover made,
Banjo Paterson poet by Banjo Paterson
on 4/14/2014
A Bush Lawyer
When Ironbark the turtle came to Anthony's lagoon
The hills were hid behind a mist of equinoctial rain,
Banjo Paterson poet by Banjo Paterson
on 4/14/2014
Benjamin Bandicoot
If you walk in the bush at night,
In the wonderful silence deep,
Banjo Paterson poet by Banjo Paterson
on 4/14/2014
Old Man Platypus
Far from the trouble and toil of town,
Where the reed beds sweep and shiver,
Banjo Paterson poet by Banjo Paterson
on 4/14/2014
The Lung Fish
The Honorable Ardleigh Wyse
Was every fisherman's despair;
Banjo Paterson poet by Banjo Paterson
on 4/14/2014
Buffalo Country
Out where the grey streams glide,
Sullen and deep and slow,
Banjo Paterson poet by Banjo Paterson
on 4/14/2014
White Cockatoos
Now the autumn maize is growing,
Now the corn-cob fills,
Banjo Paterson poet by Banjo Paterson
on 4/14/2014
Checkmate
I breathe numbers
I sniff tasks instead of oxygen
Gabriela Duricova poet by Gabriela Duricova
on 4/14/2014
Why the Jackass Laughs
The Boastful Crow and the Laughing Jack
Were telling tales of the outer back:
Banjo Paterson poet by Banjo Paterson
on 4/14/2014
Shearing With a Hoe
The track that led to Carmody's is choked and overgrown,
The suckers of the stringybark have made the place their own;
Banjo Paterson poet by Banjo Paterson
on 4/14/2014
Camouflage
Beside the bare and beaten track of travelling flocks and herds
The woodpecker went tapping on, the postman of the birds,
Banjo Paterson poet by Banjo Paterson
on 4/14/2014
Morgan's Dog
Morgan the drover explained,
As he drank from his battered quart-pot,
Banjo Paterson poet by Banjo Paterson
on 4/14/2014
Black Harry's Team
No soft-skinned Durham steers are they,
No Devons plump and red,
Banjo Paterson poet by Banjo Paterson
on 4/14/2014
A Change of Menu
Now the new chum loaded his three-nought-three,
It's a small-bore gun, but his hopes were big.
Banjo Paterson poet by Banjo Paterson
on 4/14/2014
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