Judith Wright

(1915 - 2000 / New South Wales / Australia)

Judith Wright Poems

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

The Old Prison

The rows of cells are unroofed,
a flute for the wind's mouth,
who comes with a breath of ice
from the blue caves of the south.

O dark and fierce day:
the wind like an angry bee
hunts for the black honey
in the pits of the hollow sea.

Waves of shadow wash
the empty shell bone-bare,
and like a bone it sings
a bitter song of air.

Who built and laboured here?
The wind and the sea say
-Their cold nest is broken
and they are blown away-

They did not breed nor love,
each in his cell alone
cried as the wind now ...

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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

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