Saturday, January 17, 2009

The Hawkesbury River


One of my favourite rivers is the Hawkesbury.
This pic was taken from the punt that crosses over the river at Wiseman's Ferry.

 








Robert Adamson
Australia - International Poetry Web

A Visitation

All night, wild fire burned in the tree tops
on the other side of the river. Now it's morning.
Smoking embers from the angophoras
are landing on the near shore
as a yellow-footed rock wallaby limps, dazed,
from the scrub, its fur matted.
Its tail barely able to support its weight.
Although wounded, it seems miraculous:
the soft yellow of its feet, the hard, sharp black
of its claws. It's the first yellow footer
I've seen for more than forty years...

Extracted from The Golden Bird - Robert Adamson, published by Black Inc.


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