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Poem Title:  Tasmanian Magpies

Poem Category:  Nature Poems

Poet:  A D Hope

Poet Biography: 
Alec Derwent Hope AC OBE (21 July 1907 13 July 2000) was an Australian poet and essayist most famous for the satirical slant that he placed on his work. He was also a critic, teacher and academic.

Ethiopia! They used to say, Fluting at dawn through pure, clear rills of sound, the magpies of that earlier day, Ethiopia! Ethiopia! From all around. Dulcimer of no Abyssinian maid was ever so plangent or so doucely played. Ethiopia, Ethiopia! Echoes went through me of mount Abora. Another country, another age! I still Hear them at early morning in the trees; The same pure grace notes, the same exquisite trill, The lilt, the liquid ease, But not the enchantment of that warbled name; The magpie dialect here is not the same; The magic syllables have gone That brought me full awake and roused the sun. Lost Ethiopia. Is that loss in me? Monaro magpies bursting into song Soar through new cadences, fresh jubilee; But in an unknown tongue Rejoice. Can it perhaps be true That I have lost those languages I knew In boyhood, when each bird, Stone, cloud and every tree that grew Spoke and I had by heart all that I heard?

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