Poem of the week

 

THE CALL OF THE NORTH

                                             by Mabel Forrest (1909)

Magnetic Island, 1906, SLQ 158258

 

A creaking crane and a swinging weight, the moist, hot dark about us,

And the laugh of a girl from the prow, with mirth that seems to flout us;

And over there, where the crouching rock, lion like, leans o'er the town,

The reds and greens of the signal light, from the slender spar look down;

And here and there on the sleeping deck lies a gleaming shaft of white,

Here and there the long soft shadow creeps on the pathway of the light,

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Llywelyn Lucas (1898-1967) 

 

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