Oystercatcher Press

 Ralph Hawkins:
Happy Whale Fat Smile

Ralph Hawkins cover image

£5.00 A5 16pp. ISBN: 978-1-905885-37-4.



There will always be great men

Keng is one of them from the land of Telknam

There are strange tribes there

driving trucks of guano to foreign depots


flying foxes in the trees


there are men with fish heads

and more with big bows

in the anteroom they write Keng’s name in history


the poor wait at the river bank

stars shimmering watering the skies with fireflies


Herds of auroch and deer are mountains of meat walking

moving from Africa to France through Spain

all with Keng’s name on them