Quotation by Kenneth Slessor

And tried to hear your voice, but all I heard
Was a boat's whistle, and the scraping squeal
Of seabird's voices far away, and bells,
Five bells. Five bells coldly ringing out.
Five bells.
Kenneth Slessor (1901–1971), Australian poet, journalist. Five Bells (l. 124–128). . .

Poetry in Australia, Vols. I–II. Vol. I: From the Ballads to Brennan, T. Inglis Moore, comp.; Vol. II: Modern Australian Verse, Douglas Stewart, comp. (1965) University of California Press.
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