Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Quote of the Day----Goodreads

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!

Dorothea Mackellar
Australian poet Dorothea Mackellar (born July 1, 1985) wrote one of Australia's best known poems, My Country, when she was just 19 while feeling homesick in England.

Somehow, I think Goodreads got her birth year wrong - in searching Google images for her, most of the photos showed someone who looked past the age of 30 - I wonder if they meant 1895? or 1885?   Anyway, the above verse is quite beautiful.

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