GUNLOM AT KAKADU
Between the rugged battlements of weather beaten rock,
A waterfall has carved its path through solid granite block.
That endless tone as water fell sure soothed one's weary soul,
The cool clear pool beneath its walls was like a crystal bowl.
Pandanus fringed its sandy edge, Swamp Paper Barks as well,
Its everlasting solitude sure cast a pleasant spell.
The intermittent song of birds sung melodies so sweet,
So took a spell to sit a while, to bathe my weary feet.
In future times when I get down, if life should make me blue,
I'll just recall that spot I saw, Gunlom, at Kakadu.