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. Northern River 3/27/2010
16. Request To A Year 1/1/2004
17. Sonnet 3/27/2010
18. Sonnet For Christmas 3/27/2010
19. South Of My Days 3/27/2010
20. The Bull 3/27/2010
21. The Company Of Lovers 3/27/2010
22. The Killer 3/27/2010
23. The Old Prison 1/1/2004
24. The Sisters 3/27/2010
25. The Surfer 3/27/2010
26. The Trains 3/27/2010
27. To A Child 3/27/2010
28. Train Journey 3/27/2010
29. Trapped Dingo 3/27/2010
30. Turning Fifty 3/27/2010
31. Woman To Child 3/27/2010
32. Woman To Man 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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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.

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