Winnifred Coombe Tennant

(1874 - 1956 / Australia)

Poems of Winnifred Coombe Tennant

1. Kingsford-Smith 1/1/2004


Ask the sun; it has watched him pass-
a shadow mirrored on seas of glass;
ask the stars that he knew so well
if they beheld where a bird-man fell.
Ask the wind that has blown with him
over the edge of the oceans' rim,
far from the charted haunts of men,
to the utmost limits and back again.
Ask the clouds on the mountain height

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