[Editor: This poem by William Blocksidge (also known as William Baylebridge) was published in Songs o’ the South (1908).]
The Life In Death
From death what life full-pulsing soon doth spring!
A great Australian drought will thin a flock,
And, thereby killing all the weedy stock,
Improve, and soon, the breeds and what they bring.
William Blocksidge, Songs o’ the South, London: Watts, 1908, p. 81
doth = (archaic) does
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