Australia

Original Text: 
A. D. Hope, Collected Poems: 1930-1970 (Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1972): 13. PR 6015.O55A17 1972 Robarts Library
1A Nation of trees, drab green and desolate grey
2In the field uniform of modern wars,
3Darkens her hills, those endless, outstretched paws
4Of Sphinx demolished or stone lion worn away.
5They call her a young country, but they lie:
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Publication Start Year: 
1939
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
2009
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