Louise Oxley

States of Poetry 2016 - TAS | 'Green Mountain (Fiji)' by Louise Oxley

States of Poetry Tasmania - Series One 22 February 2016
Green Mountain (Fiji)   after Brett Whiteley’s The Green Mountain (Fiji) (1969)   The skyward pitch of the hill in its green gloryrising heavy and indolent as the knee of a womansunbathing in a sarong,and the thigh that leads from this knee,an emerald downswelling syncline,end where the womb’s elastic triangle,fronded and flowering, holds threeimperfectly white eggs,expectant, fr ... (read more)

States of Poetry 2016 - TAS | 'Reply from the Women of Tangier' by Louise Oxley

States of Poetry Tasmania - Series One 22 February 2016
Reply from the Women of Tangier   after Brett Whiteley’s The Majestic Hotel, Tangier (1967)   So secretly together do we wearour separateness, we’re so completehe gives us the white stare. Easy to see decay and disrepairin the spittle and hashish-ruined streets.But secretly together we all wear our place and time, our rightness here,our journey from antiquity.He gives us the wh ... (read more)

States of Poetry 2016 - TAS | 'Graces Road' by Louise Oxley

States of Poetry Tasmania - Series One 22 February 2016
Graces Road   Rise above it, my mother used to say,and now she's old, she herself is something I must rise above.Just now, to separate myself, I turned and drove,and finding Graces Road, followed its nameupwards to paddocks that a summer of scant rainhad worked into yellow and mauve.Someone who had lovedthis arc of land had turned things so its haycould harvest the sun, and – who knows? ... (read more)