Les Murray

(17 October 1938)

Les Murray Poems

1. The Cows on Killing Day 2/1/2016
2. Travels With John Hunter 1/13/2003
3. Towards The Imminent Days (Section 4) 1/13/2003
4. The Sleepout 1/13/2003
5. The New Hieroglyphics 1/13/2003
6. The Instrument 10/10/2011
7. The Quality Of Sprawl 1/13/2003
8. The Mowed Hollow 1/13/2003
9. On The Borders 1/13/2003
10. The Images Alone 1/13/2003
11. The Harleys 1/13/2003
12. Amanda's Painting 1/13/2003
13. Cockspur Bush 1/13/2003
14. Aurora Prone 1/13/2003
15. The Butter Factory 1/13/2003
16. Comete 1/13/2003
17. Shower 1/13/2003
18. Performance 1/13/2003
19. Flowering Eucalypt In Autumn 1/13/2003
20. Predawn In Health 1/13/2003
21. The Dream Of Wearing Shorts Forever 1/13/2003
22. Bat's Ultrasound 1/13/2003
23. Late Summer Fires 1/13/2003
24. Music To Me Is Like Days 1/13/2003
25. A Retrospect Of Humidity 1/13/2003
26. On Home Beaches 1/13/2003
27. Noonday Axeman 10/15/2005
28. Inside Ayers Rock 1/13/2003
29. The Aboriginal Cricketer 1/13/2003
30. Poetry And Religion 1/13/2003
31. The Meaning Of Existence 1/13/2003
32. Pigs 1/13/2003
33. An Absolutely Ordinary Rainbow 1/13/2003
Best Poem of Les Murray

An Absolutely Ordinary Rainbow

The word goes round Repins,
the murmur goes round Lorenzinis,
at Tattersalls, men look up from sheets of numbers,
the Stock Exchange scribblers forget the chalk in their hands
and men with bread in their pockets leave the Greek Club:
There's a fellow crying in Martin Place. They can't stop him.

The traffic in George Street is banked up for half a mile
and drained of motion. The crowds are edgy with talk
and more crowds come hurrying. Many run in the back streets
which minutes ago were busy main streets, pointing:
There's a fellow weeping down there. No one can...

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Inside Ayers Rock

Inside Ayers Rock is lit
with paired fluorescent lights
on steel pillars supporting the ceiling
of haze-blue marquee cloth
high above the non-slip pavers.
Curving around the cafeteria
throughout vast inner space
is a Milky way of plastic chairs
in foursomes around tables

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