Poem

'Landscape with Magic Lantern Slides' by Lisa Gorton

Lisa Gorton
25 September 2018

‘You’ve seen the hands of statues that men have set by gateways.’

Lucretius

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'Wittgenstein, 1951, Peppered Moth' by Davina Alison

Davina Allison
24 September 2018

Tell me how they move
for the light and I will gather wild orchids
for you and five species
of cockle shells
and leave them by your window ...

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'The Cave of Bliss' by Ali Cobby Eckermann

Ali Cobby Eckermann
23 August 2018

I want to climb back
into the cave of bliss
to be with you
the way you make me feel
strong arms to hold
wise words to listen ...

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'break' by Jordie Albiston

Jordie Albiston
26 July 2018

a spirit into splinters    or a night
into day    the quavers levitating
just the same    see a kind of orangeness
tinge the wrenched event    & head falls More

'Syllabic Patterning' by Michael Farrell

Michael Farrell
26 July 2018

He went down to the shed to look for a chook
a particular one he’d seen earlier that morning
one he realised he’d never seen before, and
that seemed to have disappeared. It was brown
with white More

'Interruption: An Assay', a new poem by Jane Hirshfield

Jane Hirshfield
24 May 2018

Sometimes you took the shape
of an unseen mosquito,
sometimes of illness ...

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'The Field' by Ian Patterson

Ian Patterson
26 April 2018

There is a field that will persist in everything:
                     what means crucial means
if there never was a More

'Four Rooms' by Julie Manning

Julie Manning
26 April 2018

1.
Your beard intrigues me, its rough mystery, patterned complexity.
I imagine burrowing animals under your skin that raise ...

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'Natality' by Anne Elvey

Anne Elvey
26 April 2018

body’s habitude begin
with buoyancy, a saturated skin ...

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'Inverting Hölderlin’s "Geh unter, schöne Sonne"' by John Kinsella

John Kinsella
26 March 2018

I’d ask you to reappear from behind the wet blanket, Sun,
But the ozone has been eaten by refrigerants
And we can’t take your glare. We are people
Of the skin cancers, tuned by solar flares ...

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