Members Who Read Most Number Of Poems

Live Scores

Click here to see the rest of the list

(25 April 1943 / Warwickshire, England)

What do you think this poem is about?

For Example: love, art, fashion, friendship and etc.

Gold

Beside the Ovens river
the tourist signs told of
tail race, flumes,
sluice, sluice gates,
offering the merest hint
of the
Reality
of mining.

Along the trail,
decaying evidence
of the backbreaking work,
the mind numbing cold,
the sheer appalling harshness
of this most primitive life.

And from the river,
racing and gurgling below,
came distant echoes,
curses and screams,
raucous arguments,
plaintive cries of women and children.....

and occasionally,
just very occasionally,
the triumphant roar of
GOLD!

Submitted: Friday, September 27, 2013
Edited: Friday, September 27, 2013


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Gold by Les Littleford )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..
[Hata Bildir]