Members Who Read Most Number Of Poems

Live Scores

Click here to see the rest of the list

(1915 - 2000 / New South Wales / Australia)

What do you think this poem is about?

For Example: love, art, fashion, friendship and etc.

Turning Fifty

Having known war and peace
and loss and finding,
I drink my coffee and wait
for the sun to rise,

With kitchen swept, cat fed,
the day will quiet,
I taste my fifty years
here in the cup.

Outside the green birds come
for bread and water.
Their wings wait for the sun
to show their colours.

I'll show my colours too.
Though we've polluted
even this air I breathe
And spoiled green earth;

though, granted life or death,
death's what we're chosing,
and though these years we live
scar flesh and mind,

still, as the sun comes up
bearing my birthday,
having met time and love
I raise my cup -

dark, bitter, neutral, clean,
sober as the morning -
to all I've seen and known -
to this new sun.

Submitted: Saturday, March 27, 2010


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Naked Girl And Mirror by Judith Wright )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..
[Hata Bildir]