Kenneth Slessor

(27 March 1901 – 30 June 1971 / Orange, New South Wales)

Kenneth Slessor Poems

If you see a poem only with title, it is listed that way because of copyright reasons.
1. Winter Dawn 4/1/2010
2. William Street 1/1/2004
3. Wild Grapes 4/1/2010
4. Waters 4/1/2010
5. Vesper-Song Of The Reverend Samuel Marsden 4/1/2010
6. Undine 4/1/2010
7. Trade Circular 4/1/2010
8. Toilet Of A Dandy 4/1/2010
9. To The Poetry Of Hugh Mccrae 4/1/2010
10. To Myself 4/1/2010
11. To a Friend 4/1/2010
12. Thieves' Kitchen 4/1/2010
13. Thief of the Moon 1/1/2004
14. The Old Play 4/1/2010
15. The Night Ride 4/1/2010
16. The Nabob 4/1/2010
17. The Knife 4/1/2010
18. The Ghost 4/1/2010
19. The Country Ride 4/1/2010
20. The Atlas 4/1/2010

Mangroves

These black bush-waters, heavy with crusted boughs
Like plumes above dead captains, wake the mind....
Uncounted kissing, unremembered vows,
Nights long forgotten, moons too dark to find,
Or stars too cold...all quick things that have fled
Whilst these old bubbles uprise in older stone,
Return like pale dead faces of children dead,
Staring unfelt through doors for ever unknown.

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