Alan Gould: Four Poems

Charlie Twirl 16/8/1945 George Street, Sydney   This is the Street of Hullaballoo when poor link arms with the well-to-do, two Diggers drunk beyond all help, vast crowds a-sway like ocean kelp.   This is the Street of Broad Hooray. Papers blizzard on its grey, and folk go wigged in shredded files; unprompted are their camera smiles.   My darlings, look, we have come through! declare the crowds on Hullaballoo, who conjure from their one ahoy this genie now to seize their joy,   to skip and sway and doff his trilby, pirouette his sideways smile, and signal how all…

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