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|
Spring stars glitter in the freezing sky,
Trees on watch are armoured with frost.
In the dark tarn of a mirror a face appears.
Time is moving through displacements.
Hungrily the blind earthworm burrows
Deeper into its night. Surely
Heaven must ache with all its vacancies.
A dog’s howl is thrown up like a rope-trick.
It is an hour for prayer without words.