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Sheila Spargo Poems
Late afternoon. The shadows lengthen but the angry African sun still glares on Mbombo's troop taking their ease among the wisteria's fluttering leaves
In The Dry - Alice Springs
Here children of the rainbow serpent meet Beneath gnarled gum trees in the riverbed. Dry, shifting shingle rasps beneath their feet As they approach with slow, deliberate tread.
Comments about Sheila Spargo
(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)
(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963)
(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886)
(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616)
(12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973)
(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967)
Edgar Allan Poe
(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849)
(31 May 1819 - 26 March 1892)
(16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994)
Late afternoon. The shadows lengthen
but the angry African sun still glares
on Mbombo's troop taking their ease
among the wisteria's fluttering leaves
and blossom-laden branches.
Mbombo signals pleasure
with half-closed eyes and little ears drawn back
looking as amiable as a baboon can -
not noticeably benign, perhaps,
except to others of his species.
With languid grace he plucks a spray
of delicate purple flowers -
an offering for his beloved -
she of the deep-set golden eyes
and attractively blushing rump.
No other suitors venture...