Treasure Island

James Phillip McAuley

(12 October 1917 – 15 October 1976 / Lakemba, New South Wales)

Poems of James Phillip McAuley

1. A Poem in Place of a Lecture 5/9/2012
2. At a Child's Grave 5/9/2012
3. Because 5/9/2012
4. Credo 5/9/2012
5. Durer: Innsbruck, 1495 4/12/2010
6. Iris 5/9/2012
7. Magpie 4/12/2010
8. Marginal Note 1/1/2004
9. Meanwhile, In Another Part Of The War 5/9/2012
10. Pieta 5/9/2012
11. Winter Morning 4/12/2010

Winter Morning

Spring stars glitter in the freezing sky,
Trees on watch are armoured with frost.
In the dark tarn of a mirror a face appears.
Time is moving through displacements.
Hungrily the blind earthworm burrows
Deeper into its night. Surely
Heaven must ache with all its vacancies.
A dog’s howl is thrown up like a rope-trick.
It is an hour for prayer without words.

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