Skyline Riders and Other Verses

Seaweed, Tussock, and Fern

Henry Lawson

EMBLEMS of storm and danger,
    Spindrift and mountain stern,
Plants that welcome the stranger—
    Seaweed, tussock, and fern.

Known to the world-wide ranger,
    Who sailed on the “Never Return,”
Emblems of storm and danger—
    Flax and tussock and fern.

Plants that welcome the stranger,
    Sea-swept and driven astern,
Beloved by the wide-world ranger—
    Seaweed, tussock, and fern.

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