Malcolm Brodie Poem by Francis Duggan

Malcolm Brodie

Malcolm Brodie is the Poet Laureate of Phillip Island and to the bardic culture he belong
He is immersed in the bardic tradition and he is one well versed in rhyme and song
In this the nuclear age he is a rare gem a precious link to a literary history
That flourished in a World that was different before the onset of technology.

At song and music festivals you will see Malcolm and with him will be his devoted Ann
A friendly and a well enlightened fellow there is a lot to like about the man
He recites poems and sings old songs with a passion and to the old tradition he is true
You will not meet many like Malcolm Brodie his type of man now rare and only few.

Some seem to think that the past is gone forever and that the old songs too died with the death of rhyme
But Malcolm Brodie he will tell you different for he's one who doesn't bow to father time
He helps to keep the past linked to the present and he takes me back to when I was quite young
Back in the fifties around the old fire grate the songs he sing now by old men then sung.

He is the Poet Laureate of Phillip Island a man who is immersed in song and lore
And he sings and recites at song and music festivals and at the end for him a loud encore
All around and beyond old South West Gippsland not many who've not heard of him by name
The World needs more people like Malcolm Brodie and he is one well worthy of his fame.

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