Paul Warren

Gold Star - 77,792 Points (ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA)

Albert Namatjirra - Poem by Paul Warren

Albert Namatjira was a landscape painter of world renown
A proud western Arrernte man from Alice Springs town
During his life he was not a rich man
Living with his people off the land

When in Alice Springs and needing a lift around
He'd hire a taxi for a ride into town
Offering a painting for the fare
Sometimes those accepted were thrown away without care

These drivers would now shake their head
At the prize they tossed away instead
And what the world lost in their foolishness
Of Namatjira's art as one of the best.

© Paul Warren Poetry

Topic(s) of this poem: my country

Form: Ballad

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  • Kesav EaswaranKesav Easwaran (12/27/2019 8:51:00 AM)

    Nice poem. Well expressed. Very beautifully dedicated (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 25, 2019

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 26, 2019

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