Elly McDonald


Nursery Rhyme (1985)

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in the kitchen, the tap still drips

the rain still patters and the clock

still ticks


through the window and the drizzle she can watch

cars go by; through the late news and the hours

she can sit alone and


this never happened, this never could

and if she thought it likely, you know she’s leave for


Author: Elly McDonald

Australian-born, with English mother, has lived in several Australian cities and in London. Travelled widely. Way way back when, published widely as a poet and short story writer.

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