Judith Wright

(1915 - 2000 / New South Wales / Australia)

Judith Wright Poems

1. Trapped Dingo 3/27/2010
2. Blue Arab 3/27/2010
3. All Things Conspire 3/27/2010
4. Sonnet 3/27/2010
5. To A Child 3/27/2010
6. The Trains 3/27/2010
7. Lyrebirds 3/27/2010
8. Bullocky 3/27/2010
9. Egrets 3/27/2010
10. Turning Fifty 3/27/2010
11. Bora Ring 3/27/2010
12. Northern River 3/27/2010
13. The Sisters 3/27/2010
14. Woman To Child 3/27/2010
15. Drought Year 3/27/2010
16. Woman To Man 3/27/2010
17. Late Spring 3/27/2010
18. The Bull 3/27/2010
19. The Surfer 3/27/2010
20. Naked Girl And Mirror 3/27/2010
21. South Of My Days 3/27/2010
22. The Killer 3/27/2010
23. Train Journey 3/27/2010
24. Failure Of Communion 3/27/2010
25. Sonnet For Christmas 3/27/2010
26. Metho Drinker 3/27/2010
27. The Company Of Lovers 3/27/2010
28. Legend 3/27/2010
29. Magpies 3/27/2010
30. Five Senses 3/27/2010
31. The Old Prison 1/1/2004
32. Request To A Year 1/1/2004
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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Blue Arab

The small blue Arab stallion dances on the hill
like a glancing breaker, like a storm rearing in the sky,
In his prick-ears,the wind, that wanderer and spy,
sings of the dunes of Arabia, lion-coloured still.

The small blue stallion poses like a centaur-god,
netting the sun in his sea-spray mane, forgetting
his stalwart mares for a phantom galloping unshod;
changing for a heat-mirage his tall and velvet hill.

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