Rex Ingamells

(1913 - 1955 / Australia)

Rex Ingamells Poems

1. Shifting Camp 4/10/2010
2. Macquarie Harbour 1/1/2004
3. The Camp Fires of the Past 1/1/2004
4. Boomerang 1/1/2004
5. News of the Sun 4/10/2010
6. Captain William Bligh 4/10/2010
7. Ship from the Thames 1/1/2004


This piece of hardwood, cunningly shaped,
was curved so evenly while piccaninnies gaped
at a Warrior who chipped at it with pieces of flint,
and formed it by meticulous dint upon dint.
Outside his wurly he sat beside a tree,
and chipped at it patiently for hours - not for me,
but to kill the Wallaby in the rocky pass,
to kill the fat wild Turkey hiding in the grass.

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