2. The Town I Loved So Well: Images of Gawler SA.

June 14, 2017



Dead Tree


Great grey galleon

against the golden morning sky


posts pigeons

in its ruined rafters


roots deep in Kaurna land

and centuries ancient


blackened by fire

before white settlement


still sailing

in silence and solitude


just before the disused railway bridge

fretting into the last century


re-leafed each morning

with a kind of sacredness.


Jeff Guess



 A River Red Gum (eucalyptus camaldulensis) estimated to have died before white settlement in a bushfire still evident on its lower trunk.



©Jeff Guess 2017


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