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Colour by Dorothea Mackellar

The lovely things that I have watched unthinking, Unknowing, day by day, That their soft dyes have steeped my soul in colour That will not pass away – Great saffron sunset clouds, and larkspur mountains, And fenceless miles of plain, … Continue reading

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Come sit down beside me by Michael Leunig

Come sit down beside me, I said to myself. And although it doesn’t make sense, I held my own hand as a small sign of trust And together I sat on the fence. Michael Leunig leunig.com.au

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Crow Country by Kenneth Slessor

Gutted of station, noise alone, The crow’s voice trembles down the sky As if this nitrous flange of stone Wept suddenly with such a cry; As if the rock found lips to sigh, The riven earth a mouth to moan; … Continue reading

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My Country by Dorothea Mackellar

The love of field and coppice, Of green and shaded lanes. Of ordered woods and gardens Is running in your veins, Strong love of grey-blue distance Brown streams and soft dim skies I know but cannot share it, My love … Continue reading

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