Nancy Fotheringham Cato
Nancy Fotheringham Cato AM was an Australian writer who published more than twenty historical novels, biographies and volumes of poetry. Cato is also known for her work campaigning on environmental and conservation issues.
Cato was born in Glen Osmond in South Australia, and was a fifth-generation Australian. She studied English Literature and Italian at the University of Adelaide, graduating in 1939, then completing a two-year course at the South Australian School of Arts. She was a cadet journalist on The News from 1935 to 1941, and as an art critic from 1957 to 1958.
With Roland Robinson and Kevin Collopy, in 1948 Cato was one of the founding members of the Lyre-Bird... more »
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Nancy Fotheringham Cato Poems
The greatest show on Earth (non stop twenty four hours around the world) Begins with a curtain-rise of soft pink cloud
I made the rising moon go back behind the shouldering hill, I raced along the eastern track till time itself stood still.
Willy-Wag and Sparrow
Willy-wag and Sparrow sat on a stone. Said Willy, it's cold when the sun is gone.
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The greatest show on Earth
(non stop twenty four hours around the world)
Begins with a curtain-rise
of soft pink cloud
and a blare of golden trumpets;
The Sun's rebirth
we have seen it all before
we don't even bother to get out of bed,
or, if we're up already, we take heed
only to see will it be fine today
for our trip to the shore,
or the mountains; will it rain
for the school picnic,
will the races go on
or the test match be postponed?
And yet, one day, if the
sun should not rise,
what a loud refrain
of despair and horror