Bernard O'dowd Song Poems

  • 1.
    Come Jack, our place is with the ruck
    On the open road today,
    Not with the tepid "footpath sneak"
    Or with the wise who stop away.
  • 2.
    I wonder if the spell, the mystery,
    That like a haze about your silence clings,
    Moulding your void until we seem to see
    Tangible Presences of Deathless Things,
  • 3.
    THEY tell you the poet is useless and empty the sound of his lyre,
    That science has made him a phantom, and thinned to a shadow his fire:
    Yet reformer has never demolished a dungeon or den of the foe
    But the flame of the soul of a poet pulsated in every blow.
  • 4.
    I am the gift of tongues that flame
    Inspired resolve above:
    I wither the weeds of paltry aim
    That choke the growth of love.
  • 5.
    Heard, from the speaking stones that strew
    The hillside of Success;
    From spheres whose harmonies anew
    Can those who listen bless;
  • 6.
    CAN we not consecrate
    To man and God above
    This volume of our great
    Supernal tide of love?
  • 7.
    WHERE is Australia, singer, do you know?
    These sordid farms and joyless factories,
    Mephitic mines and lanes of pallid woe?
    Those ugly towns and cities such as these
  • 8.
    I know not why I love your baffling face,
    Or, lonely, to your cold caresses steal,
    Or what the charm persuades my wearied eyes
    Follow the clues that gleam and, wavering, go,
Total 8 Song Poems by Bernard O'dowd

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