Thomas Pringle Life Poems

  • 1.
    The Bushman sleeps within his black-browed den,
    In the lone wilderness. Around him lie
    His wife and little ones unfearingly --
    For they are far away from 'Christian Men.'
  • 2.
    Afar in the Desert I love to ride,
    With the silent Bush-boy alone by my side:
    When the sorrows of life the soul o'ercast,
    And, sick of the Present, I cling to the Past;
  • 3.
    Mount -- mount for the hunting -- with musket and spear!
    Call our friends to the field -- for the Lion is near!
    Call Arend and Ekhard and Groepe to the spoor;
    Call Muller and Coetzer and Lucas Van Vuur.
  • 4.
    Lo! where he crouches by the cleugh's dark side,
    Eyeing the farmer's lowing herds afar;
    Impatient watching till the Evening Star
    Lead forth the Twilight dim, that he may glide
Total 4 Life Poems by Thomas Pringle

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