10.The Town I Loved So Well: Images of Gawler SA. 'Old Stone Wall'
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.
Old stone walls. Fifteenth Street, Gawler, South Australia.
©Jeff Guess 2017