David Campbell

(16 July 1915 - 29 July 1979 / Ellerslie)

David Campbell Poems

1. Cat And Mouse 1/7/2015
2. At The Sheep-Dog Trials 4/6/2010
3. Up North 1/1/2004
4. Mothers And Daughters 5/23/2012
5. Harry Pearce 1/1/2004
6. The Stockman 1/1/2004
7. To The Art Of Edgar Degas 4/6/2010
8. Men In Green 1/1/2004
Best Poem of David Campbell

Men In Green

Oh, there were fifteen men in green,
Each with a tommy-gun,
Who leapt into my plane at dawn;
We rose to meet the sun.

We set our course towards the east
And climbed into the day
Till the ribbed jungle underneath
Like a giant fossil lay.

We climbed towards the distant range,
Where two white paws of cloud
Clutched at the shoulders of the pass;
The green men laughed aloud.

They did not fear the ape-like cloud
That climbed the mountain crest
And hung from ropes invisible
With lightning in its breast.

They did not fear the summer's ...

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