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 Ruined Homestead

White birds, frightened from silver grass,
whose blood-rose breasts and wings are thrown
like petals settling down the pass,
flower the ruined homestead’s stone.

Rise from the fallen walls and scream,
crested, from the stark dead gum;
shatter the crystal of the morning’s dream
where I, across your landscape, come.

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