Vonda Stanley's collection of early Australian bush poems


Just now, as warm day faded from our sight

Hosts of archangels, fleet

On lighting-winged feet

Passed by, all glimmering in the busy night


Sweet angels, bringing no blinding truth to birth

Give us no messages
From heavenly palaces;

Leave us our dark trees and our starlight earth.

Lesbia Harford b.1891

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