I come from a backward place: your duty is supplied by the life around you. One guy plants bananas; another plants cocoa; I’m a writer, I plant lines. There’s the same clarity of occupation, and the same sense of devotion.
Derek Walcott 1930
foto – back paddock at raleigh in rain
The Australian Women’s Weekly (1933 – 1982), Saturday 10 November 1934
My Favorite Poem
It ain’t no use to grumble and
It’s just as cheap and easy to
When God sorts out the weather
and sends rain, Why, rain’s my choice!
-James Whitcombe Riley.
Sent in by E. Ridley. 44 Church St., Toowong. Brisbane.
I SENT MY LIFE OUT ACROSS THE VALLEY TO BE CLEANSED BY THE RAIN TO BE FREE
4-22-89 PT. ELLIOT SA COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE
foto – raleigh in the rain.