Donald bruce dawe was born on february 28th, 1930, he has two older sisters and throughout his childhood was moving constantly with his family. He discovered his talent and passion for writing in his last schooling year, throughout his life he had many journeys and this is where he finds his inspiration for his poetry. He is a very technical poet and includes techniques such as; onomatopoeia, rhythm, rhyme, assonance, personification and alliteration to name a few. through out his life he “drifted” from job to job. he finished his career as a teacher, his poem about homecoming comes from his time served in the RAAF. Bruce dawe is a model poet and can be used as great inspiration, his relation to journey and his life journey is expressed through poetry.