10.The Town I Loved So Well: Images of Gawler SA. 'Old Stone Wall'

July 31, 2017

Old Stone Wall


There’s an old stone wall here

probably centuries old


that still holds the morning up.

Bare vines as thick as my arm


still holds something back. Births

and deaths, some small joys,


the unhappiness of families.

Lives laid on lives.


This old stone wall

mends somethings too


this morning it greets me

with an astonishing calligraphy


of colours that spells ‘welcome’

as if for the first time.



Jeff Guess


Old stone walls. Fifteenth Street, Gawler, South Australia.


©Jeff Guess 2017


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