Australia: The Magnificent Emptiness
So many days at sea before a wondrous land loomed broad and high
Its lush and glittering shores so far from home
And no one there!
So its emptiness, its bountiful emptiness
They claimed for a faraway queen.
But the proud and ancient race who roamed these vast and trackless plains
And in their comprehending wisdom left the land untamed
Were here. For aeons
At one with the emptiness, the all-embracing emptiness
To which their song breathed life.
One distant day from beyond the stars, with alien ways
and need for space
They’ll find this broad and open land, so wild, unfilled, untamed –
And see the emptiness, the magnificent emptiness
To which its straggling settlements have returned.
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