Treasure Island

James Martin Devaney

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

Poems of James Martin Devaney

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

The Bunyip

Oh, came you up by the place of dread
(west red, and the moon low down)
where no winds blow and the birds have fled
and the gum stands dead and its arms gleam white,
and the tribe sneak by with a stealthy tread
in the ghostly light,in the ghostly light.
Brave Worraland went one grey nightfall
(A woi! woi!) where the grim rocks frown;
he came no more to the camps at all

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