Judith Wright

(1915 - 2000 / New South Wales / Australia)

Judith Wright
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Judith Wright was a prolific Australian poet, critic, and short-story writer, who published more than 50 books. Wright was also an uncompromising environmentalist and social activist campaigning for Aboriginal land rights. She believed that the poet should be concerned with national and social problems. At the age of 85, just before her death, she attended in Canberra at a march for reconciliation with Aboriginal people.

Rhyme, my old cymbal,

I don't clash you as often,

or trust your old promises

music and unison.

I used to love Keats, Blake;

now I try haiku

for its honed brevities,

its inclusive ... more »

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  • Rookie Chenai Radnedge (9/17/2007 5:40:00 AM)

    Why don't u have 'The Sanctuary' by Judith Wright? ? ?
    kinda dissapointing...
    It is a good poem, i had to read it as an english assignment for class...
    Poetry isn't really my thing but 'The Sanctuary' and 'The Surfer' by Judith Wright really caught my attention...

  • Rookie - 0 Points Stephen Digby (9/1/2007 2:13:00 AM)

    How do I add poems to Judith Wright's collection?

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Best Poem of Judith Wright

Request To A Year

If the year is meditating a suitable gift,
I should like it to be the attitude
of my great- great- grandmother,
legendary devotee of the arts,

who having eight children
and little opportunity for painting pictures,
sat one day on a high rock
beside a river in Switzerland

and from a difficult distance viewed
her second son, balanced on a small ice flow,drift down the current toward a waterfall
that struck rock bottom eighty feet below,

while her second daughter, impeded,
no doubt, by the petticoats of the day,
stretched out a ...

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