Danny Draper

Rookie - 348 Points [Dabedra] (14 July 1963 / Kiama, New South Wales, Australia)

Danny Draper Poems

1. The Good Old Days 1/27/2012
2. From Dabedra - 19/8/1993 1/27/2012
3. From Dabedra - 18/10/2004 1/27/2012
4. From Dabedra - 19-22/5/2004 1/27/2012
5. Crapper Lyrics No 1 1/27/2012
6. Concealing A Wisdom 1/27/2012
7. Coat Of Country 1/27/2012
8. From Dabedra - 20/1/2003 1/27/2012
9. The Glance (For Donna) 1/27/2012
10. Happiness (For Helen) 1/30/2012
11. Second Of January 2006 1/30/2012
12. No More The Honest Word (For Mark Felgate) 1/30/2012
13. Ron’s With Roma 1/30/2012
14. What Reason For This Mortal Stand 3/1/2012
15. Seeds 3/1/2012
16. Build No Shrine 3/1/2012
17. Mirror Rejected Viewer 3/1/2012
18. Days 1 And 2 Neverfail Bay 3/6/2012
19. Blue Wren In Sydney 3/6/2012
20. It Fell Upon The Each Day Earth 3/6/2012
21. From Dabedra - 22/06/1985 3/14/2012
22. From Dabedra - 12/06/1985 3/14/2012
23. Last We Met (To Dad) 3/14/2012
24. Desire Or Design? 3/14/2012
25. Half My Life I Knew Him (For Leo John Cochrane) 3/14/2012
26. From Dabedra 5/12/2005 (For Neville Shields) 3/14/2012
27. The 27th Olympiad (2000) 3/14/2012
28. The End Is Nye 1/23/2015
29. Sonnet For Journey 1/23/2015
30. Stare Out The Window 1/23/2015
31. Safe For A Week In Hobart Town 1/25/2015
32. Riverside Sandwhich 1/25/2015
33. They'Re At It Again 1/25/2015
34. The Great Avarice Belief 1/25/2015
35. Arbitrary (An Acronym For Beaurocracy) 1/25/2015
36. Lunch In The Art Gallery Of Nsw Members Lounge 1/25/2015
37. Mining Artwork Narratives From Sydney Biennale 2014 1/25/2015
38. I Want To Change The Language 1/25/2015
39. Sonnet For Humanly Vigilance 2/22/2015
40. Listless Chill 3/14/2012
Best Poem of Danny Draper

Race To The Bottom (With Apologies To John Masefield)

I must go down in the seas again, the lonely sea and to die,
And all I ask is a better life and a land to set that by,
And the world's kick and the wind's song and the white fists shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea's face, and great jaws breaking.

I must go down in the seas again, for the call of the run to hide
It's a wild card all or nothing that asylum be denied;
And all I ask is a worldly care with the old words applying,
And the flung sprayed and the thrown strewn, and the sea-done lying.

I must go down in the seas again, to the vague refugee life, ...

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From Dabedra - 19/8/1993

Life’s bonds entwine,
Around love they curl,
Enmesh and grow,
A tapestry unfurls.

A picture of care,
To teach and learn,
The threads reach out,
But always return.

19/8/1993

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