Treasure Island

Louis Esson

(1879 - 1943 / Australia)

Poems of Louis Esson

1. Brogan's Lane 1/1/2004
2. Caprice 1/1/2004
3. The Cradle Song 1/1/2004
4. The Old Black Billy an' Me 1/1/2004
5. The Shearers Wife 1/1/2004

Brogan's Lane

There's a crack in the city—down that sharp street
In couples, and armed, tramp rozzers on beat.
Like a joss, silhouetted across the pane,
A Chinese face watches down Brogan’s Lane,
Brogan’s Lane, Brogan’s Lane,
A reeling moon blinks over Brogan’s Lane.

Flash Fred, when he dives on a red lot, sneaks thro’
To moscow the swag with a Polaky Jew.

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