Phillip was a kindly, rational man:
Phillip was a kindly, rational man: Friendship and trust will win the natives, Sir. Such was the deck the Governor walked upon.
One deck below, lieutenants hawked and spat. One level lower, and dank nightmares grew. Small floating Englands where our world began. And what was trust when the harsh dead swarmed ashore And warriors, trembling, watched the utterly strange Hard clouds, dawn beings, down there where time began, So alien the eye could barely fix Blue parrot-figures wrecking the light with change, Man-shapes digging where no yam roots were?
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The Governor proffers cloth and English words, The tribesmen defy him in good Dhuruwal. Marines stand firm, known warriors bite their beards.
In genuine grief, the Governor turns away. Blowflies form trinkets for a harsher grief. As the sickness of the earth bites into flesh Trees moan like women, striplings collapse like trees— Fever of Portsmouth hulks, the Deptford cough.
It makes dogs furtive, what they find to eat But the noonday forest will not feed white men. Capture some Natives, quick.
Much may be learned Indeed, on both Sides.
Two live to tell the back lanes of his smile And the food ships come, and the barracks rise as planned. And once again the Governor goes around With his Amity. The yeasts of reason work, Triangle screams confirm the widening ground.
No one records what month the first striped men Mounted a clawing child, then slit her throat But the spear hits Phillip with a desperate sound. The thoughtful savage with Athenian flanks Fades from the old books here.
The sketchers draw Pipe-smoking cretins jigging on thin shanks Poor for the first time, learning the Crown Lands tune.
The age of unnoticed languages begins And Phillip, recovering, gives a nodded thanks. My personal huntsman, Speared! Ten heads for this, and two alive to hang! A brave lieutenant cools it, bid by bid, To a decent six. The punitive squads march off Without result, but this quandong of wrath Ferments in slaughters for a hundred years.
They camped with dogs in the rift glens of our mind Till their old men mumbled who the stars had been. Pathetic with sores, they could be suddenly not, The low horizon strangely concealing them. A few still hunt way out beyond philosophy Where nothing is sacred till it is your flesh And the leaves, the creeks shine through their poverty Or so we hope.
We make our conquests, too. The ruins at our feet are hard to see. For all the generous Governor tried to do The planet he had touched began to melt Though he used much Reason, and foreshadowed more Before he recoiled into his century.Les A. Murray is considered not only Australia’s major poet but also one of the finest poets of his generation writing in English.
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