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Les Murray

(17 October 1938)

Poems of Les Murray

1. A Retrospect Of Humidity 1/13/2003
2. Amanda's Painting 1/13/2003
3. An Absolutely Ordinary Rainbow 1/13/2003
4. Aurora Prone 1/13/2003
5. Bat's Ultrasound 1/13/2003
6. Cockspur Bush 1/13/2003
7. Comete 1/13/2003
8. Flowering Eucalypt In Autumn 1/13/2003
9. Inside Ayers Rock 1/13/2003
10. Late Summer Fires 1/13/2003
11. Music To Me Is Like Days 1/13/2003
12. Noonday Axeman 10/15/2005
13. On Home Beaches 1/13/2003
14. On The Borders 1/13/2003
15. Performance 1/13/2003
16. Pigs 1/13/2003
17. Poetry And Religion 1/13/2003
18. Predawn In Health 1/13/2003
19. Shower 1/13/2003
20. The Aboriginal Cricketer 1/13/2003

The Butter Factory

It was built of things that must not mix:
paint, cream, and water, fire and dusty oil.
You heard the water dreaming in its large
kneed pipes, up from the weir. And the cordwood
our fathers cut for the furnace stood in walls
like the sleeper-stacks of a continental railway.

The cream arrived in lorried tides; its procession
crossed a platform of workers' stagecraft: Come here

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