Robert Gray

(23 February 1945 - / New South Wales / Australia)

In Departing Light


My mother all of ninety has to be tied up
in her wheelchair, but still she leans far out of it sideways;
she juts there brokenly,
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  • Veteran Poet - 4,818 Points Savita Tyagi (5/19/2014 5:44:00 PM)

    An amazing read. Life's blessings and cursing put together with such strong emotion and articulation. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 711 Points Michelle Claus (5/19/2014 11:25:00 AM)

    I cherish this poem. It is the sum of all existential wonderings, questions, and responses, bundled in one bittersweet Unknowing. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,289 Points Michael Morgan (5/19/2013 10:33:00 AM)

    Breathtaking. One is sorry when it's over, but it's over so well. MM (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 334 Points Patti Masterman (5/21/2012 10:28:00 AM)

    I have rarely enjoyed any poetry as much as this one. I'm saving it to read again and again (and so grateful
    this poet is still living- lucky thing, to discover a wonderful writer still breathing air!) . This is real poetry.
    So many unforgettable lines in here. Amazing stuff. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 19 Points Michael Hogan (5/20/2012 12:28:00 PM)

    Vivid imagery and a poignant and unflinching portrait. Brilliant poem. (Report) Reply

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