Francis Duggan


In The Saltpan Country - Poem by Francis Duggan

Down in the Saltpan Country the saltpans white as snow
You won't see many animals where only saltbush grow
All through the thirsty Summer the days are warm and long
In the dry and the bare countryside known as the Coorong
Met an old bloke at Meningie the Coorong countryside he know
He said that old Lake Albert has never been so low
The water has retreated far inland from the shore
He said I've never seen it as low as this before
Down in the Saltpan Country the water birds are rare
Of the dwindling wildlife numbers one cannot help but feel aware
In a healthy Natural environment wildlife numbers do abound
In the Coorong only more and larger saltpans for miles and miles around
Down in the Saltpan Country where only saltbush grow
The saltpans in the sunshine are gleaming white as snow


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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 1, 2009



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