The Republic we had to have

10 years on:  a letter from John Adams to Paul Keating

History shows
that Republics are born
through Blood and Fire –
not the urgings of Eddie McGuire.

This poem, not quite a letter to the editor, was the result of jetlag and conversation last night about Les Murray in Poughkeepsie, New York. 

I hope that if nothing else it brings back a memory of something that was supposed to be relevant…

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