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Where have you gone? The tide is over you,

Where have you gone? The tide is over you,
The turn of midnight water’s over you,
As Time is over you, and mystery,
And memory, the flood that does not flow.

Kenneth Slessor (1901-1971), Australian poet, journalist.

Five Bells (l. 97-100).

Born on this day, 27 March 1901.

The State Library of New South Wales holds a number of manuscript collections relating to the work of Kenneth Slessor.