This drawing was published in the Bulletin as an illustration to Will Jarratt's poem of the same name, which describes an estrangement between a man and a woman:
A word in anger, and no more we meet,
What time the mopoke wakens with a start;
Cold looks for Love, and for his hunted feet
A thorn laid on the threshold of the heart.
A tear, a sigh, the while he’s riding past,
And I half-wishing that he’d heard
But not for long will this estrangement last,
With but a set of blue-gum rails between.
Lambert created a balanced composition, using rhythmical lines and strong billowing forms, and elongating the figure of the woman to achieve an elegance.