Poem

'The Sizzler at the York Agricultural Show, 2016' by Jon Kinsella

John Kinsella

A horizontal twister, but none of the dramatic life
and drop of hellraiser rides. Sedate, but vertiginous
enough to rearrange conceptions, open perceptions
to a very different York – those eucalypt canopies
a blur of recognition shifting the boundaries

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'Zero Degrees' by John Hawke

John Hawke

Rags of snow unmelting on the southern lawn.
Those younger ones, whose death turns

on the hair’s-breadth incidence of accident,
avoid this perduration of slow misrecognition.

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'Home' by Judith Bishop

Judith Bishop

The far city must make itself known
even here in the sitting room and
barred by winter branches. The skyline ...

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'The Grey Parrot' by Judith Bishop

Judith Bishop

The far city must make itself known
even here in the sitting room and
barred by winter branches. The skyline

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'Francis Bacon Created Australian Literature' by Stuart Cooke

Stuart Cooke

His feet were stubborn
on the frozen path.
He put it into His hand, then ...

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'Alarms' by Jill Jones

Jill Jones

Miracles are not like tempests.
Furlongs are not like hedgerows
though they come close ...

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'The Worst of It' by Sarah Holland-Batt

Sarah Holland-Batt

As I combed it,
he sat cross-legged
in front of me ...

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'The Changing Room' by Sarah-Holland Batt

Sarah Holland-Batt

We tread the wood in J. Crew,
pluck grey seersucker and navy cashmere
and talk about dressing for the seasons ...

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'Smartraveller' by Tracy Ryan

Tracy Ryan

Just knowing those colours makes it safer
already and how they'll change anyway by the time
you, thirteen now, are old enough for elsewhere: ...

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