Poems from The Full Dress

The poem below is an extract from Fredy Neptune (see Bibliography). "Mt. Wellington and Hobart Town from Kangaroo Point" is by John Glover, c.1831-33 (detail: click to see full painting).

Other Poems from The Full Dress



John Glover: Mt. Wellington and Hobart Town from Kangaroo Point (detail)

 

From Fredy Neptune

You have to pray with a whole heart, says my inner man to me,
and you haven't got one. Can I get one?
Forgive the Aborigines. What have I got to forgive?
They never hurt me!
For being on our conscience.

 




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