Judith Wright

(1915 - 2000 / New South Wales / Australia)

Judith Wright Poems

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

Request To A Year

If the year is meditating a suitable gift,
I should like it to be the attitude
of my great- great- grandmother,
legendary devotee of the arts,

who having eight children
and little opportunity for painting pictures,
sat one day on a high rock
beside a river in Switzerland

and from a difficult distance viewed
her second son, balanced on a small ice flow,drift down the current toward a waterfall
that struck rock bottom eighty feet below,

while her second daughter, impeded,
no doubt, by the petticoats of the day,
stretched out a ...

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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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