Simone. asked in Arts & HumanitiesPoetry · 1 decade ago

I just want to read the actual poem "Drifters" by Bruce Dawe, but all i can find is reviews. Please help me!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    By Bruce Dawe

    One day soon he'll tell her it's time to start packing

    and the kids will yell 'Truly?' and get wildly excited for no reason

    and the brown kelpie pup will start dashing about, tripping everyone up

    and she'll go out to the vegetable patch and pick all the green tomatoes from the vines

    and notice how the oldest girl is close to tears because she was happy here,

    and how the youngest girl is beaming because she wasn't.

    And the first thing she'll put on the trailer will be the bottling-set she never unpacked from Grovedale,

    and when the loaded ute bumps down the drive past the blackberry canes with their last shrivelled fruit,

    she won't even ask why they're leaving this time, or where they're headed for

    she'll only remember how, when they came here

    she held out her hands, bright with berries,

    the first of the season, and said:

    'Make a wish, Tom, make a wish.'

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  • wyland
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    4 years ago

    Drifters Bruce Dawe

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