Poem

'Holiday', a new poem by David Mortimer

David Mortimer
21 April 2011

the west coast of irish light
is inside everything and through everything
like the washing on the line, the pegs
the sky, the wind, this window, and your hands, your eyes

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'This Version of Love' a poem by Dorothy Hewett

Dorothy Hewett
12 April 2011

This Version of Love

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'Openings', a new poem by Judith Bishop

Judith Bishop
12 April 2011

I could say hello to things.
Theodore Roethke

i.
The hand’s wave,
when it comes –

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'Moonlight Sculptures', a new poem by Stephen Edgar

Stephen Edgar
12 April 2011

Too hot and humid to do more than drowse
And slip – who knows how brief the interims? –
Into a chafed unconsciousness,

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'Dreams and Artefacts', a new poem by Lisa Gorton

Lisa Gorton
12 April 2011

I

Patiently, ticket by ticket, a soft-stepped crowd
advances into the mimic ship’s hull half-
sailed out of the foyer wall, as if advancing into
somebody else’s dream –

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'Self-portrait at Sixty', a new poem by Tony Lintermans

Tony Lintermans
12 April 2011

What am I? A crushed hominid.
A can of couscous, seeding.
A shudder of my former self, a
self-defrosting fridge. Good

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'Humility, a new poem by Alex Skovron

Alex Skovron
11 April 2011

For months Mozart has been so crucial I haven’t played him.
The winds, filibustering the house, have heard
the chimney crackle and the paint strain
while the old obsessions went ignored. What was the More

'Smalltown Études', a new poem by Dan Disney

Dan Disney
24 March 2011

Bairnsdale
The sky is starling-filled granite, this open country
veneered with estates sudden as dark water rising. Main Street

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'At Rajkote', a new poem by Judith Beveridge

Judith Beveridge
24 March 2011

I had just walked out of the reeds at the confluence
of two rivers. Brown frogs stuck in my hair like gouts
of flung mud, my skin was whip-stitched, lacerated
with leeches. I was walking a p More

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