douglas scotney

(boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

A poet in Australia


Action engenders thought of ennui
precarious balance
skill
artful use of a tool
probability over chance
if not success
well-fought failure,
poverty not in material means
a popular theme
of a poet in Australia

Submitted: Thursday, June 06, 2013
Edited: Thursday, August 01, 2013

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  • Rookie - 85 Points Danny Draper (6/8/2013 9:46:00 AM)

    May privation succumb to prosperity and
    celebration by wisely considering fame
    and its suspect implications.
    Rescuing a poet from certain lethargy
    and aching consternation.
    Bowing as a supple poppy
    Humble before a grateful
    Aussie nation
    Safe beneath glistening
    Scythes constant razor edge
    And egalitarian indignation. (Report) Reply

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