“Haystack” by June Perkins and Art Adventures at The Queensland Art Gallery

Australian Children's Poetry

Haystack

Look! Rats and the children run out from

their hiding places in the haystack to

dance in front of us in a merry line?

Who else do you think hides here?

Do you have a memory of haystacks or

artist’s haystacks?

(Perceval’s Angel)

Tumble down the Haystack

dreaming columns of Greece.

Tumble down the Haystack

              with childhood farming friends.

Tumble down the Haystack

              to horses and the cows.

Now,

climb up that artist’s Haystack

and tumble down again.

June Perkins (Brisbane-based poet and children’s author)

Art Adventures in the Australian Collection of the Queensland Art Gallery showing from September to November 2018

Dr June Perkins, a Brisbane based poet and children’s author, has developed an interactive journey, through the Australian Collection, through poems and micro-stories for visitors of…

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