POEM : HENRY KENDALL by his MOTHER

REFERENCE POINTS WITHIN THE POEM. 

HENRY KENDALL

(By his mother)

1 He was born at the foot of the mountain,

2 He was taught his first letters in sand;

3 His companions – mimosas and gum trees –

4 And the beautiful birds of the land.

5 To his ear the wild scream of the curlew

6 Was sweeter than sweetest of fruits;

7 And the silvery tinkling of bell birds,

8 More soothing than ladies’ fine lutes.

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SO far we have Henry established under Pigeon House Mountain at birth.

 

bellbird2

BELLBIRD

 

 

 

curlew2

CURLEW

3 – Mimosa seems remarkably widespread on the South Coast of NSW. I thought it were an entirely different plant but now find it another name for plants with which I am familiar.

mimosaMimosa (1)

Best I also locate an image of some gum trees for those of you who haven’t had a gum tree as a companion.

gum treeill-lgw-eec

 

 

 

 

 

 

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