Kenneth Slessor

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

Kenneth Slessor Quotes


    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.