Lake Macquarie History

To a lonely dove

Gentle ring dove, all forlorn

Orphan of the wind and storm,

Would that I could find your mate

to end your single, sorry state!


With your mournful coo, coo-coo

Up and down all day you woo,

“Pinky” "Topknot" or "Blue Mountain”

Spreading love as from a fountain.


Ardent lovers such as you

(Surely there can be but few,)

Ought to have your love returned

For your heart must surely burn.


When I hear you in the rain

coo, coo-cooing once again,

I wave my wand and wish the weather

Would bring your mate and you together!


Thompson Noble,

BULBA. 23.9.1932