Francis Duggan

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The Coorong That Has Become Known

Where the Murray deep and brown to the ocean crawl silent and slow
In the home of the wallaby and pale eyed crow
In bare and brown land of saltpans white as snow
Where only saltbush and scutch grass does grow

A Land that has inspired the creators of poetry, story and song
That many do refer to as The Coorong
Even in the long gone Dreamtime it was very old
It's true story in book form will never be told

The ways of it's Nature they did understand
The First people of this great Southern Land
Their stories to pre-written ancient history belong
The first people for to live in the Coorong

Long before the first people to the Southern Land came
To South Australia and the countryside now known as The Coorong by name
In the age of the dinosaurs old Murray did flow
In the land where the salt bush and scutch grass does grow

An ancient land that was old in the Dreamtime
That has inspired the makers of story and rhyme
The Coorong that has become known far and wide
Where the saltpans gleam white in the brown countryside.

Topic(s) of this poem: places

Poem Submitted: Thursday, July 28, 2016

Form: Verse


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