Native Companions Dancing by John Shaw Neilson

Standard
On the blue plains in wintry days
   These stately birds move in the dance.
Keen eyes have they, and quaint old ways
On the blue plains in wintry days.
The Wind, their unseen Piper, plays,
   They strut, salute, reatreat, advance;
On the blue plains, in wintry days,
   These stately birds move in the dance.

Collected Poems of John Shaw Neilson, 1934

Source:  60 Classic Australian Poems edited by Christopher Cheng, Random House, 2009.
Advertisements

Comments are closed.