March 31, 2014

While the Tail-shaft Turns

While the tail-shaft’s turning
And the tyres are holding tight
While the tail-shaft’s turning
Keep steaming through the night.

Stop to check the binders
Loose ropes and shifting gear
Stop to boil the billy
Often wishing we weren’t here.

Tightening up the wheel-nuts
Tightening up chains
Steak twitching on glowing coals
Hot tins of Irish stew.

While the tyres are cooling
Swag roll for a bed
Tail-shaft slow turning
Only in my head

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John's novel "The Ute" is now physical

the ute novel physical copy
Available from in Paperback (pictured) for AU$24.99
◎ Now available at (Digital ePUB version) for AU$3.50
◎ Also available on iTunes and Barnes & Noble book stores.
◎ 1st edition of "The Ute" (34pp shorter) still available on Kindle (Kindle)
◎ For our US friends, A "ute" is a utility vehicle; a pickup truck.
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Weight 0.41kg0kg
Pages 238ppbig writing 2000pp
Dimensions (cm)14.81 x 20.984 dimensional

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