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Famous Wallaby Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Lawson, Henry

Though joys of which the poet rhymes 
Was not for Bill an' me, 
I think we had some good old times 
Out on the wallaby. 
I took a wife and left off rum, 
An' camped beneath a roof; 
But Bill preferred to hump his drum 
A-paddin' of the hoof. 

The lazy, idle loafers what 
In toney houses camp 
Would call old Bill a drunken sot, 
A loafer, or a tramp; 
But if the dead should ever dance -- 
As poets say they will -- 
I think I'd rather take my chance 
Along of ...Read More

by Lawson, Henry
...Australia's a big country 
An' Freedom's humping bluey, 
An' Freedom's on the wallaby 
Oh! don't you hear 'er cooey? 
She's just begun to boomerang, 
She'll knock the tyrants silly, 
She's goin' to light another fire 
And boil another billy. 

Our fathers toiled for bitter bread 
While loafers thrived beside 'em, 
But food to eat and clothes to wear, 
Their native land denied 'em. 
An' so they left their native land 
In spite ...Read More

by Lawson, Henry
I am humping my bluey far out on the land, 
And the prints of my bluchers sink deep in the sand: 
I am out on the wallaby humping my drum, 
And I came by the tracks where the sundowners come. 

It is nor'-west and west o'er the ranges and far 
To the plains where the cattle and sheep stations are, 
With the sky for my roof and the grass for my bunk, 
And a calico bag for my damper and junk; 
And scarcely a comrade my memory reveals, 
Save the spiritless dingo in tow...Read More

by Ammons, A R
...hit, rasbora, python, and
razorbill ****, scorpion ****, man ****, laswing
fly larva ****, chipmunk ****, other-worldly wallaby

****, gopher **** (or broke), platypus ****, aardvark
****, spider ****, kangaroo and peccary ****, guanaco
****, dolphin ****, aphid ****, baboon **** (that leopards

induce), albatross ****, red-headed woodpecker (nine
inches long) ****, tern ****, hedgehog ****, panda ****,
seahorse ****, and the **** of the wasteful gallinule....Read More

by Kipling, Rudyard
...some of us chivvy the slaver,
 And some of us cherish the black,
And some of us hunt on the Oil Coast,
 And some on the Wallaby track:
And some of us drift to Sarawak,
 And some of us drift up The Fly,
And some share our tucker with tigers,
 And some with the gentle Masai,
 (Dear boys!),
 Take tea with the giddy Masai.

We've painted The Islands vermilion,
 We've pearled on half-shares in the Bay,
We've shouted on seven-ounce nuggets,
 We've starved on a Seedeeboy's pay;
...Read More

by Paterson, Andrew Barton
...deserts with never a famine to follow by, 
The Israelite horde went roaming abroad 
Like so many sundowners "out on the wallaby". 
When Moses, who led 'em, and taught 'em, and fed 'em, 
Was dying, he murmured, "A rorty old hoss you are: 
I give you command of the whole of the band" -- 
And handed the Government over to Joshua. 

But Moses told 'em before he died, 
"Wherever you are, whatever betide, 
Every year as the time draws near 
By lot or by rote choose you a go...Read More

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