Liam Barr : Minnie Dean Minnie Dean by Liam Barr

minnie dean

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pressure-drop thunderhead parsons david
subsonic sheriff poly wedto
weightofsilence shivershrive sola frances
the bitter end minnie dean Voyage into Maoriland The Rescue of Miss Dorothy Hohepa

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MINNIE DEAN

61 x 51cm Oil on Linen 2012

Her life was fraught,
and cash was short,
baby farming eked a living,
but by her touch,
they died too much,
there could be no forgiving.

Little Eva and Dot,
straight from the cot,
sealed the fate that hanged her,
her neck went crack,
like the clickety clack,
of a train which smelt of murder.

Laudanum and smothering,
were Dean's way of mothering,
with trickery guile and daring,
but who was to tell,
beyond a faint smell,
the bairns were well beyond caring.