Treasure Island

Kenneth Slessor

(27 March 1901 – 30 June 1971 / Orange, New South Wales)

Poems of Kenneth Slessor

If you see a poem only with title, it is listed that way because of copyright reasons.
1. A Bushranger 4/1/2010
2. A Sunset 4/1/2010
3. A Surrender 4/1/2010
4. Adventure Bay 4/1/2010
5. Advice To Psychologists 4/1/2010
6. An Inscription For Dog River 4/1/2010
7. Beach Burial 4/1/2010
8. Burying Friends 4/1/2010
9. Cannibal Street 4/1/2010
10. Captain Dobbin 4/1/2010
11. Chessmen 4/1/2010
12. City Nightfall 4/1/2010
13. Cock-Crow 4/1/2010
14. Country Towns 4/1/2010
15. Crow Country 4/1/2010
16. Crustacean Rejoinder 4/1/2010
17. Earth-Visitors 4/1/2010
18. Elegy In A Botanic Gardens 4/1/2010
19. Five Bells 1/1/2004
20. Five Visions Of Captain Cook 4/1/2010

Five Bells

Time that is moved by little fidget wheels
Is not my time, the flood that does not flow.
Between the double and the single bell
Of a ship's hour, between a round of bells
From the dark warship riding there below,
I have lived many lives, and this one life
Of Joe, long dead, who lives between five bells.

Deep and dissolving verticals of light

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