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Les Murray

(17 October 1938)

Poems of Les Murray

21. The Butter Factory 1/13/2003
22. The Dream Of Wearing Shorts Forever 1/13/2003
23. The Harleys 1/13/2003
24. The Images Alone 1/13/2003
25. The Instrument 10/10/2011
26. The Meaning Of Existence 1/13/2003
27. The Mowed Hollow 1/13/2003
28. The New Hieroglyphics 1/13/2003
29. The Quality Of Sprawl 1/13/2003
30. The Sleepout 1/13/2003
31. Towards The Imminent Days (Section 4) 1/13/2003
32. Travels With John Hunter 1/13/2003

Late Summer Fires

The paddocks shave black
with a foam of smoke that stays,
welling out of red-black wounds.

In the white of a drought
this happens. The hardcourt game.
Logs that fume are mostly cattle,

inverted, stubby. Tree stumps are kilns.

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