Les Murray

(17 October 1938)

Les Murray Poems

1. An Absolutely Ordinary Rainbow 1/13/2003
2. On Home Beaches 1/13/2003
3. Noonday Axeman 10/15/2005
4. Poetry And Religion 1/13/2003
5. Pigs 1/13/2003
6. The Dream Of Wearing Shorts Forever 1/13/2003
7. Music To Me Is Like Days 1/13/2003
8. Late Summer Fires 1/13/2003
9. The Meaning Of Existence 1/13/2003
10. The Aboriginal Cricketer 1/13/2003
11. A Retrospect Of Humidity 1/13/2003
12. Flowering Eucalypt In Autumn 1/13/2003
13. Bat's Ultrasound 1/13/2003
14. Comete 1/13/2003
15. Shower 1/13/2003
16. Performance 1/13/2003
17. Inside Ayers Rock 1/13/2003
18. Aurora Prone 1/13/2003
19. Predawn In Health 1/13/2003
20. On The Borders 1/13/2003

The Butter Factory

It was built of things that must not mix:
paint, cream, and water, fire and dusty oil.
You heard the water dreaming in its large
kneed pipes, up from the weir. And the cordwood
our fathers cut for the furnace stood in walls
like the sleeper-stacks of a continental railway.

The cream arrived in lorried tides; its procession
crossed a platform of workers' stagecraft: Come here

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