Treasure Island

William Thomas Goodge

(1862 - 1909 / Australia)

Poems of William Thomas Goodge

1. A Bad Break 1/1/2004
2. A Matter of Knack 1/1/2004
3. A Snake Yarn 1/1/2004
4. Australia's Pride 1/1/2004
5. Daley's Dorg 'Wattle' 1/1/2004
6. How we drove the Trotter 1/1/2004
7. King Whiskey 5/8/2011
8. Mulligan's Shanty 5/8/2011
9. No Choice 5/8/2011
10. Ough''A Phonetic Fantasy 1/1/2004
11. The Australian Slanguage 1/1/2004
12. The Great Australian Adjective 1/1/2004
13. The Guile of Dad M'Ginnis 1/1/2004
14. The M'Camley Mixture 1/1/2004
15. The Melodiuos Bullocky 1/1/2004
16. The Shearer's Cook 1/1/2004
17. Two Men and a Maid 5/8/2011

A Snake Yarn

"You talk of snakes," said Jack the Rat,
"But blow me, one hot summer,
I seen a thing that knocked me flat -
Fourteen foot long or more than that,
It was a reg'lar hummer!
Lay right along a sort of bog,
Just like a log!

"The ugly thing was lyin' there

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