Bruce Beaver

(14 Februrary 1928 - 17 February 2004 / New South Wales / Australia)

Bruce Beaver Poems

1. Monolith 4/30/2012
2. Letters To Live Poets (I) 4/30/2012
3. Poems For Adrienne Rich (Iii) 4/30/2012
4. Poems For Adrienne Rich (Iv) 4/30/2012
5. Prelude 4/30/2012
6. Rationale 4/30/2012
7. Seer 4/30/2012
8. Visitation 4/30/2012
9. Myth 4/30/2012
10. Old Flame 4/30/2012
11. Poem For Adrienne Rich (I) 4/30/2012
12. Poem For Adrienne Rich (Ii) 4/30/2012
13. Letters To Live Poets (Vi) 4/30/2012
14. Letters To Live Poets (Xii) 4/30/2012
15. Lunch Date 4/30/2012
16. Merging Aspects 4/30/2012
17. Cat Lady 4/30/2012
18. Death's Directives (I) 4/30/2012
19. Death's Directives (Ii) 4/30/2012
20. East Of Atlan 4/30/2012
21. Lauds And Plants (Xiv) 4/30/2012
Best Poem of Bruce Beaver

Monolith

At the foot of a northern pylon of the Harbour Bridge
I have kept my vigil since the mighty span was built.
I come early in the day from worn-out corners of the area
and sit when the sun is out until the waning afternoon,
thence to another role, another manifestation of duty.
On my way I pass a cavern echoing with traffic noise.
When the sun is setting it blazes up like a testing tunnel
of the cosmic fire at the beginning and ending of universes.
It reminds me we are not that far in time from a kalpa’s ending.
More than four thousand million years in the ...

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Death's Directives (I)

When life was all about me
like a constraining womb
I wrote poems about death.
I did not call them death poems
but thought they were all about life
in extremis, life as an agony.

Now at the end of winter
death seems to be everywhere,

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