Photo: “Springwood”. Norman Lindsay Gallery, Falconbridge
Norman Lindsay included poets in his circle of artistic associates. One of these was Kenneth Slessor.
Words to walk with:
From Burying Friends by Kenneth Slessor
[ … “for a little of our vital essence goes into the grave of a friend” – The Succubus, Norman Lindsay]
“Only it seems not a burial
Of irrelevant sods,
But a lopped member
From this my body;
Almost, in fact, a tiny amputation,
A paring of biography, thrown in there.
And he has thieved his own life away
And something from mine.
Farewell, thou pilferer!”