Douglas Scotney

Gold Star - 36,707 Points (boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

The Waste Land Downunder Now - Poem by Douglas Scotney

In 'The Waste Land'
a drip drop drip and 5 drops
was one of a cicada,
dry grass singing, water
and a hermit thrush.

In the 'Downunder Now' version,
you've got the first three of those
to bet on,
plus a lyrebird, a liar,
and a hermit thrush through an amplifier.

Topic(s) of this poem: poetry


Poet's Notes about The Poem

The Waste Land. T S Eliot. Lines 352-8.
The amplifier, thanks to The Whispering Wall near Williamstown, Adelaide Hills.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, October 25, 2015



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