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|
|5.||Durer: Innsbruck, 1495||4/12/2010|
|9.||Meanwhile, In Another Part Of The War||5/9/2012|
A ray of light, to an oblique observer,
Remains invisible in pure dry air;
But shone into a turbid element
It throws distracting side-gleams everywhere
And is diminished by what takes the eye.
So poetry that moves by chance collision
Scatters its brightness at each random mote
And mars the lucid order of its vision.