Fisheries Walk

by Richard on May 25, 2012

I took the opportunity to go out with the Clwydian Ramblers last night. The sun was shining, the birds were singing… a genuine pastoral idyll.


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Pam 05.25.12 at 10:53 am

Philip Hodgins grew up on a dairy farm at Katandra West, a flat, mainly wheat-growing area of inland Victoria. An only child, he helped on the property from an early age, and farming life, viewed pragmatically, has been an important subject in his poetry. Hodgins died of leukemia, at the age of 36 and is one of the exceptional Australian poets born after World War II, lucid, powerful and understated, and was struck down at the moment his poetry was demonstrating its greatest strengths.

Walking through the Crop

It doesn’t matter any more
the way the wheat is shivering
on such a beautiful, hot day
late in the afternoon, in Spring.

I couldn’t care about the sound
of insects frying in the heat
or how a flock of cockatoos
has gone up in a brilliant sheet.

I had a list I tried to keep,
Sometimes I even wrote it down,
It had all sorts of private things
like images, sensations, sounds…

There’s nothing in these dying days.
I’ve given everything away.

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Bob Gilston 05.25.12 at 2:21 pm

I was up there looking at great grey back shrikes are few weeks back. Lovely area.
Crossing Montana at the moment on the way to Yellowstone National Park. Just a bit bigger that’s all.

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