Treasure Island

Roland Robinson

(1912 - 1992 / Australia)

Poems of Roland Robinson

1. Bees 4/21/2010
2. The Drovers 1/1/2004
3. The Ruined Homestead 4/21/2010
4. The Sermon of the Birds 4/21/2010

The Drovers

Over the plains of the whitening grass
and the stunted mulga the drovers pass,
and in the red dust cloud, each side
of the cattle, the native stockmen ride.

And day after day lays bare the same
endless plains as the way they came,
and ever the cloven ranges lie
at the end of the land and the opal sky.

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