Les Murray

(17 October 1938)

Les Murray Poems

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

Amanda's Painting

In the painting, I'm seated in a shield,
coming home in it up a shadowy river.
It is a small metal boat lined in eggshell
and my hands grip the gunwale rims. I'm
a composite bow, tensioning the whole boat,
steering it with my gaze. No oars, no engine,
no sails. I'm propelling the little craft with speech.
The faded rings around the loose bulk shirt
are of five lines each, a musical lineation

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