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(1862 - 1928 / Australia)

Poems of Thomas William Heney

1. A Riverina Road 1/4/2003
2. Absence 1/4/2003
3. The Boundary Rider 1/1/2004
4. To The Poet 1/1/2004

The Boundary Rider

THE BRIDLE reins hang loose in the hold of his lean left hand;
As the tether gives, the horse bends browsing down to the sand,
On the pommel the right hand rests with a smoking briar black,
Whose thin rings rise and break as he gazes from the track.

Already the sun is aslope, high still in a pale hot sky,
And the afternoon is fierce, in its glare the wide plains lie
Empty as heaven and silent, smit with a vast despair,
The face of a Titan bound, for whom i

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