James Martin Devaney

(31 May 1890 - 14 August 1976 / Sandhurst, Victoria)

James Martin Devaney Poems

1. The Frog Pool 1/1/2004
2. The Bunyip 4/21/2010
3. Winter Westerlies 4/21/2010
4. Dirrawan the Song-Maker 1/1/2004
5. A Dedication 5/7/2012
6. Dark Road 5/7/2012
7. Outlines 5/7/2012

Dirrawan the Song-Maker

Dirrawan went into the bush to spear waat,
but he forgot about waat the red wallaby.
he thought about dirridirri the small bird and deereeree the wagtail
he thought about wonning the lightning and tumberumba the thunder.

He did not spear anything at all.

Dirrawan went to the Long Brown Water to catch makora.
he thought about balleballea the silence of the night,

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