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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 Frog Pool

Week after week it shrank and shrank
as the fierce drought fiend drank and drank,
till on the bone-dry bed revealed
the mud peeled;
but now tonight is steamy-warm,
heavy with hint of thunderstorm.

And hark! hark! hoarse and harsh
the throaty croak of the frogs in the marsh:

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