Kenneth Slessor

(27 March 1901 – 30 June 1971 / Orange, New South Wales)

Poems of Kenneth Slessor

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1. A Bushranger 4/1/2010
2. A Sunset 4/1/2010
3. A Surrender 4/1/2010
4. Adventure Bay 4/1/2010
5. Advice To Psychologists 4/1/2010
6. An Inscription For Dog River 4/1/2010
7. Beach Burial 4/1/2010
8. Burying Friends 4/1/2010
9. Cannibal Street 4/1/2010
10. Captain Dobbin 4/1/2010
11. Chessmen 4/1/2010
12. City Nightfall 4/1/2010
13. Cock-Crow 4/1/2010
14. Country Towns 4/1/2010
15. Crow Country 4/1/2010
16. Crustacean Rejoinder 4/1/2010
17. Earth-Visitors 4/1/2010
18. Elegy In A Botanic Gardens 4/1/2010
19. Five Bells 1/1/2004
20. Five Visions Of Captain Cook 4/1/2010

Mangroves

These black bush-waters, heavy with crusted boughs
Like plumes above dead captains, wake the mind....
Uncounted kissing, unremembered vows,
Nights long forgotten, moons too dark to find,
Or stars too cold...all quick things that have fled
Whilst these old bubbles uprise in older stone,
Return like pale dead faces of children dead,
Staring unfelt through doors for ever unknown.

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