about the poetry


 

 

 

RON KERR – reminiscences of a working drover

 

 

ABOUT THE POETRY

 

I am sending you some poems. Most are from the horse and cart day and the old steam days. I made up poems about outback droving, swagmen, mustering, horses, cattle, hardships, birds, transport of yesteryears, people on the tracks, horse breakers, war and that sort of thing. Most of the poems have errors and some missed spelling (sic). As I am all fingers when it comes to a typewriter and missing the space between words etc. The lack of education became erratic when the fingers cannot follow the mind and that little dumb button for spacing doesn’t work on its own …..
(Some of the poems were typed but, like the letters, most were handwritten. WF).