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My Country by Dorothea Mackellar - the written poem and spoken on video

My Country by Dorothea Mackellar - the written poem and spoken on video

This one of Australia’s most iconic poems and is probably also known just as well by the first line of the second verse,

I love a sunburned country

The poem can be read below as well as listen to the poem recited by the author, Dorothea Mackellar, with a mixture English and Australia images on a YouTube Video which I produced and published on Nov 9, 2012.


My Country

by Dorothea Mackellar

1885-1968, written in 1904

The love of field and coppice,
Of green and shaded lanes.
Of ordered woods and gardens
Is running in your veins,
Strong love of grey-blue distance
Brown streams and soft dim skies
I know but cannot share it,
My love is otherwise.

I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel-sea,
Her beauty and her terror --
The wide brown land for me!

A stark white ring-barked forest
All tragic to the moon,
The sapphire-misted mountains,
The hot gold hush of noon.
Green tangle of the brushes,
Where lithe lianas coil,
And orchids deck the tree-tops
And ferns the warm dark soil.

Core of my heart, my country!
Her pitiless blue sky,
When sick at heart, around us,
We see the cattle die -
But then the grey clouds gather,
And we can bless again
The drumming of an army,
The steady, soaking rain.

Core of my heart, my country!
Land of the Rainbow Gold,
For flood and fire and famine,
She pays us back threefold -
Over the thirsty paddocks,
Watch, after many days,
The filmy veil of greenness
That thickens as we gaze.

An opal-hearted country,
A wilful, lavish land -
All you who have not loved her,
You will not understand -
Though earth holds many splendours,
Wherever I may die,
I know to what brown country
My homing thoughts will fly.

Video: My Country: recited by Dorothea Mackellar

Run Time 2:25

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Lance 🐝 Scoular 26/1/2018 · #11

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Lance 🐝 Scoular 1/4/2017 · #10

#9 👍😊

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Australia is a beautiful place with some lovely people I know living there. A very apt poem. Thanks @Lance 🐝 Scoular

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Lance 🐝 Scoular 1/4/2017 · #8

#6 One of my better efforts @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher 😊

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Lance 🐝 Scoular 1/4/2017 · #7

#3 Their True Blue!

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Lisa Gallagher 1/4/2017 · #6

Beautiful poem and I loved the visual contained in the video @Lance 🐝 Scoular

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Lance 🐝 Scoular 1/4/2017 · #5

Thanks for the share @David B. Grinberg

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Lance 🐝 Scoular 1/4/2017 · #4

#2 Lucky at times.👍👌😎⛵🌞🌊🏄🏊
Not so lucky at other times.

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