Marrickville’s phantom mattress poet(s), Part 2

It’s 20 months since I posted about Marrickville’s mattress poetry. This morning wandering through the back lanes on my way home from the library, I saw not one but two more examples, these ones initialled by the poet, and I read them as a sequence:

Mattress sprung

Mattress roses

The sequence was made doubly poignant by the meaty smell that filled the lane as I took this photo – a man was hefting carcases from a refrigerated truck with ‘Lamb from the Wiradjuri Country’ emblazoned on its side.

4 responses to “Marrickville’s phantom mattress poet(s), Part 2

  1. Spring must truly be sprung if the mattress poet is back

  2. I read a piece just yesterday I think – new season names for late winter/spring: (correct me if you know further and I’ve got it twisted) Sprinter is August&September Sprummer is October&November – then Summer/Autumn/Winter – we are now a five season part of Australia!