Robert Gray

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

Robert Gray Poems

1. Byron Bay: Winter 12/20/2016
2. Annotation 12/20/2016
3. Nine Bowls of Water 12/20/2016
4. Flames and Dangling Wire 12/20/2016
5. The Dying Light 12/20/2016
6. The Fishermen 12/20/2016
7. Wing-Beat 5/8/2012
8. A Bowl Of Pears 5/8/2012
9. Twilight 5/8/2012
10. In Departing Light 5/8/2012
11. Harbour Dusk 5/8/2012
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Harbour Dusk

She and I came wandering there through an empty park,
and we laid our hands on a stone parapet’s
fading life. Before us, across the oily, aubergine dark
of the harbour, we could make out yachts –

beneath an overcast sky, that was mauve underlit,
against a far shore of dark, crumbling bush.
Part of the city, to our left, was fruit shop bright.
After the summer day, a huge, moist hush.

The yachts were far across their empty fields of water.
One, at times, was gently rested like a quill.
They seemed to whisper, slipping amongst each other,
always hovering,...

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