Judith Wright

(1915 - 2000 / New South Wales / Australia)

Judith Wright Poems

1. Sonnet 3/27/2010
2. Egrets 3/27/2010
3. Sonnet For Christmas 3/27/2010
4. Turning Fifty 3/27/2010
5. All Things Conspire 3/27/2010
6. The Trains 3/27/2010
7. Northern River 3/27/2010
8. To A Child 3/27/2010
9. Trapped Dingo 3/27/2010
10. The Bull 3/27/2010
11. Failure Of Communion 3/27/2010
12. Bullocky 3/27/2010
13. Late Spring 3/27/2010
14. Lyrebirds 3/27/2010
15. The Company Of Lovers 3/27/2010
16. Woman To Man 3/27/2010
17. Drought Year 3/27/2010
18. South Of My Days 3/27/2010
19. The Sisters 3/27/2010
20. Metho Drinker 3/27/2010
21. Magpies 3/27/2010
22. Five Senses 3/27/2010
23. Request To A Year 1/1/2004
24. Naked Girl And Mirror 3/27/2010
25. The Killer 3/27/2010
26. Woman To Child 3/27/2010
27. Train Journey 3/27/2010
28. Bora Ring 3/27/2010
29. The Old Prison 1/1/2004
30. Blue Arab 3/27/2010
31. Legend 3/27/2010
32. The Surfer 3/27/2010
Best Poem of Judith Wright

The Surfer

He thrust his joy against the weight of the sea;
climbed through, slid under those long banks of
foam--
(hawthorn hedges in spring, thorns in the face stinging).
How his brown strength drove through the hollow and coil
of green-through weirs of water!
Muscle of arm thrust down long muscle of water;
and swimming so, went out of sight
where mortal, masterful, frail, the gulls went wheeling
in air as he in water, with delight.

Turn home, the sun goes down; swimmer, turn home.
Last leaf of gold vanishes from the sea-curve.
Take the big roller’s shoulder, ...

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All Things Conspire

All things conspire to hold me from you –
even my love,
since that would mask you and unname you
till merely woman and man we live.
All men wear arms against the rebel –
and they are wise,
since the sound world they know and stable
is eaten away by lovers’ eyes.
All things conspire to stand between us –

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