Cock-Crow

by Kenneth Slessor

Kenneth Slessor
Kenneth Slessor

THE cock's far cry
From lonely yards
Burdens the night
With boastful birds
That mop their wings
To make response-
A mess of songs
And broken sense.
So, when I slept,
I heard your call
(If lips long dead
Could answer still)
And snapped-off thoughts
Broke into clamour,
Like the night's throats
Heard by a dreamer.





Last updated May 31, 2017