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Famous Austral Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Austral poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous austral poems. These examples illustrate what a famous austral poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Crowley, Aleister
...l mine
While the sun's pomp and pageant, sign to sign,
Stately proceeded, mine not only so
In the glamour of memory and austral glow
Of ardour, but by image of my brow
Stronger than sense, you are even here and now
Miner, utterly mine, my sister and my wife,
Mother of my children, mistress of my life!

O wild swan winging through the morning mist!
The thousand thousand kisses that we kissed, 
The infinite device our love devised
If by some chance its truth might be surprised,...Read More

by Seeger, Alan
...Shaking in clouds of phosphorescent fire, 
Rose in the splendor of their curving flight, 
Their dolphin leap across the austral night, 
From windows southward opening on the sea 
What eyes, I wondered, might be watching, too, 
Orbed in some blossom-laden balcony. 
Where, from the garden to the rail above, 
As though a lover's greeting to his love 
Should borrow body and form and hue 
And tower in torrents of floral flame, 
The crimson bougainvillea grew, 
What starlit bro...Read More

by Lawson, Henry
...Sons of Australia, be loyal and true to her - 
Fling out the flag of the Southern Cross! 
Sing a loud song to be joyous and new to her - 
Fling out the flag of the Southern Cross! 
Stain'd with the blood of the diggers who died by it, 
Fling out the flag to the front, and abide by it - 
Fling out the flag of the Southern Cross! 

See how the toadies of Austral throw...Read More

by Whitman, Walt
...I hear quick rifle-cracks from the riflemen of East Tennessee and Kentucky, hunting on
I hear emulous shouts of Australians, pursuing the wild horse; 
I hear the Spanish dance, with castanets, in the chestnut shade, to the rebeck and guitar;

I hear continual echoes from the Thames; 
I hear fierce French liberty songs; 
I hear of the Italian boat-sculler the musical recitative of old poems;
I hear the Virginia plantation-chorus of *******, of a harvest night, in the g...Read More

by Kipling, Rudyard
...e bows are grey with the frozen spray,
 And the masts are shod with mail.

Follow the Romany patteran
 Sheer to the Austral Light,
Where the besom of God is the wild South wind,
 Sweeping the sea-floors white.

Follow the Romany patteran
 West to the sinking sun,
Till the junk-sails lift through the houseless drift.
 And the east and west are one.

Follow the Romany patteran
 East where the silence broods
By a purple wave on an opal beach
 In the hush of the M...Read More

by Shelley, Percy Bysshe
...orth under the light
Of shooting stars, and bade extend amain
Its storm-outspeeding wings the Hermaphrodite;
She to the austral waters took her way,
Beyond the fabulous Thamondocana.

Where, like a meadow which no scythe has shaven,
Which rain could never bend or whirlblast shake,
With the antarctic constellations paven,
Canopus and his crew, lay the austral lake--
There she would build herself a windless haven
Out of the clouds whose moving turrets make
The bastions of t...Read More

by Service, Robert William
...d is lying in a swoon,
He leaves his work a moment, leaning lightly on his spade,
 And he hears the bell-bird chime the Austral noon.
The parrakeets are silent in the gum-tree by the creek;
 The ferny grove is sunshine-steeped and still;
But the dew will gem the myrtle in the twilight ere he seek
 His little lonely cabin on the hill.

Around the purple, vine-clad slope the argent river dreams;
 The roses almost hide the house from view;
A snow-peak of the Winterberg i...Read More

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