Treasure Island

James Phillip McAuley

(12 October 1917 – 15 October 1976 / Lakemba, New South Wales)

Poems of James Phillip McAuley

1. A Poem in Place of a Lecture 5/9/2012
2. At a Child's Grave 5/9/2012
3. Because 5/9/2012
4. Credo 5/9/2012
5. Durer: Innsbruck, 1495 4/12/2010
6. Iris 5/9/2012
7. Magpie 4/12/2010
8. Marginal Note 1/1/2004
9. Meanwhile, In Another Part Of The War 5/9/2012
10. Pieta 5/9/2012
11. Winter Morning 4/12/2010

Magpie

The magpie's mood is never surly
every morning, wakening early,
he gargles music in his throat,
the liquid squabble of his throat.

Its silver stridencies of sound,
the bright confusions and the round
bell-cadences are pealed
over the frosty, half-ploughed field.

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