Chris Mansell

Chris Mansell Poems

1. Dust 11/4/2013
2. Nature 11/4/2013
3. The Beekeeper 11/4/2013
4. The Good Soldier 11/4/2013
5. The Unquiet City 11/4/2013
6. Where Edges Are 11/4/2013

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  • Rich Tip (11/9/2013 7:07:00 PM)

    One of Australia's best poets, Chris Mansell brings a sinewy wit and flagrant freshness.

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Best Poem of Chris Mansell

The Good Soldier

On someone else's place
it seems to him the land
slings distance way out
the dirt is dead and
the sky seems twisted
the beat of the stones is wrong
he doesn't know how to say it
there are no words no opportunity
and anyway
what would you say
that you're a stranger
and this doesn't say it at all

he walks with his weapon through the town
and from time to time he sees the luscious curl
of intimacy the uncommon common life
it's dressed differently he can't understand
the language rasping and gargling
another time he'd be an interested ...

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