Poem

'Beautiful Mother', a new poem by Michael Farrell

Michael Farrell
Sunday, 26 February 2012
You’ve always associated the two terms together
partly due to your reading of Schiller; partly due
to your watching of Kimba. Kimba sublimates
his mother in the water. You’ve always thought ... (read more)

'Bayside Suburban', a new poem by Anne Elvey

Anne Elvey
Sunday, 26 February 2012

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Port Phillip rucks & tears in the wind
and where the creek joins the bay, the lace
is tattered marl. Wild gulls pick

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'Provenance', a new poem by Gareth Robinson

Gareth Robinson
Sunday, 26 February 2012

Taking note might prompt some things:
look! Even a colon finds correlation
with the eyes of Hoji’s frog, and the king’s.

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'Deep River' a new poem by Jennifer Maiden

Jennifer Maiden
Friday, 20 January 2012

Dietrich Bonhoeffer woke up in a plane
to Australia, next to Kevin Rudd, who flew
from India, still astounded that Julia
Gillard was selling it uranium

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'Grade', a new poem by Peter Rose

Peter Rose
Thursday, 19 January 2012

Late afternoon. Another forty degree day.
Sick of ecological talk I decide to meet it,
take my book into the park,
not sure how far I’ll go with Against Nature.

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Head tilts to strings
beyond setting –
cross-notes of talk,
gallery folk

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'Savonarola', a new poem by Gig Ryan

Gig Ryan
Thursday, 24 November 2011

Cheerily inquiring, I came to Heaven’s gate open to a simple throne,
the sky perforated with stars
and Jupiter’s two-faced moon trailing its orbit
‘Teach my walking soul’

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'The Blind Minotaur', a new poem by Judith Bishop

Judith Bishop
Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Night’s the ground beneath my feet
since I learned to walk with you.
Scented guide with birds and flowers on your breath,

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'Feel Free', a new poem by John Ashbery

John Ashbery
Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Our competing lifestyles lost us the Australian double
that semester. And couldn’t we then arrange
to do the other, and was the desert that limitless,
and why not say so? You see, griping comes naturally

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'Least Said', a new poem by John Tranter

John Tranter
Tuesday, 25 October 2011

The ice-cream headache has you seeing double
as Goody Twoshoes calls by your table to arrange
some kind of smooth-talk conference full of limitless
possibilities, lots of cocktails, two naked men and naturally

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