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

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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Blue Arab

The small blue Arab stallion dances on the hill
like a glancing breaker, like a storm rearing in the sky,
In his prick-ears,the wind, that wanderer and spy,
sings of the dunes of Arabia, lion-coloured still.

The small blue stallion poses like a centaur-god,
netting the sun in his sea-spray mane, forgetting
his stalwart mares for a phantom galloping unshod;
changing for a heat-mirage his tall and velvet hill.

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