Poems

Les Murray: Two Poems

Bingham’s Ghost Bingham, alias Lord Lucan vanished for forty years without a sign or a token till his title devolved on his son.   Our earlier, flannel-shirt Bingham vanished from company and speech just round the time his workmate turned solemn, with a new tale about him.   Bingham—his forenames didn’t last— had quit bush slog to go scan for fresh graft down the Hunter Valley. It had come time to abandon   the cheerless tramp after cedar logs to fell and float down the wintry floodwater gullies. No place for follow-my-leader   but Bingham proved not wholly missing. Odd…

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