Edward Harrington

(28 September 1896 – 28 May 1966 / Shepparton / Central Victoria / Australia)

Poems of Edward Harrington

1. Hills of Whroo 4/9/2010
2. Lone Pine 4/9/2010
3. Morgan 1/1/2004
4. The Bush Rangers 1/1/2004
5. The Dead Come Home: Excerpt 4/9/2010
6. The Gentle Hint 4/9/2010
7. The Kerrigan Boys 4/9/2010
8. The Swagless Swaggie 4/9/2010
9. There’s Only The Two Of Us Here 1/1/2004

The Gentle Hint

The old man sat upon his swag his eyes were red and bleared.
I doubt he’d had a wash for days or even combed his beard.
He cadged my pouch and filled his pipe and calmly blew a cloud
‘Some blokes ain’t got no pride’ he said, ‘but I was always proud.

Some time ago I humped me swag along the Lachlan side
A blazing drought had hit the land and all the stock had died.
One night a good bit after dark I reached a country town;
Pulls up outside the local hall and flings me bluey down.

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