Treasure Island

Henry Mackenzie Green

(2 May 1881 - 9 September 1962 / Sydney)

Poems of Henry Mackenzie Green

1. Bush Goblins 1/1/2004
2. Cunningham's Gap 4/22/2010

Cunningham's Gap

As I came over Cunningham's Gap
a skin of time peeled off the map
The fern's green ocean overflowed
the hard black surface of the road
and lapped the wheel rims of the dray
and the sweating bullocks where they lay,
and washed the car out of today.
A cloud of cockatoos, snow on the hill
shrieked out of distance and were still.

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