Treasure Island

David Campbell

(16 July 1915 - 29 July 1979 / Ellerslie)

Poems of David Campbell

1. At The Sheep-Dog Trials 4/6/2010
2. Harry Pearce 1/1/2004
3. Men in Green 1/1/2004
4. Mothers and Daughters 5/23/2012
5. The Stockman 1/1/2004
6. To The Art of Edgar Degas 4/6/2010
7. Up North 1/1/2004

The Stockman

The sun was in the summer grass,
the Coolibahs* were twisted steel;
the stockman paused beneath their shade
and sat upon his heel,
and with the reins looped through his arm
he rolled tobacco in his palm.

His horse stood still, His cattle-dog
tongued in the shadow of the tree,

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