Poetry

Hal G.P. Colebatch: Two Poems

                         Booragoon Lake                         (With thanks to Ian Argyle)   A busy, noisy highway lined With close-packed houses of the less-interesting kind.   Turn left at the first corner, Then left between the houses, Walk a few paces away from the road. Green rises. Sounds change. A tangle Of wild bushes grows higher.   Another few paces, And there spread, unexpected, Is a great blue lake, lined with deep ranks of bush, With long-necked tortoises and tiger-snakes, With ducks and coots, swamp-hens and standing cranes. Frog choruses.   And now, filling the sky Changing the colours of the branches Come…

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