Francis Duggan


In The Mountain Park


The magpie is singing as the sun goes down
In the mountain park overlooking the Town
The wallabies graze by the road to the hill
They look much like statues standing upright and still.

The fox in the scrub she is nosing around
She tracks the brown hare across the stony ground
But he has long fled to a far safer place
And he is one she could not hope to outpace.

In Nature's wild kingdom the strongest and fittest survive
And the young hare has his speed for to keep him alive
So the fox she must search for far easier prey
The old and small and weak they are doomed that does seem Nature's way.

From the mountain park one can see far and wide
Across the beautiful though rugged and brown Countryside
A landscape that stretch to the great ocean shore
From the park in the mountain sixty kilometres or more.

In the mountain park in the twilight of day
The bird known as shrike thrush in his cloak of gray
Is whistling his song in the freshening breeze
That can be heard soughing in the acacias trees.

Submitted: Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Form:


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 (In The Mountain Park by Francis Duggan )

There is no comment submitted by members..

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  4. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  5. If, Rudyard Kipling
  6. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  8. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  9. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  10. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
[Hata Bildir]