David Brooks Poems
- Strange Fruit I dreamt I was a tree covered with strange ...
- Without Warning My father spent most of his adult ...
- The Lyrebird Early on the way to a meeting at Batemans I ...
- Mangoes To cut a mango one takes a sharp, pointed ...
- Su Shi Leaving the town in the mountains after seven years’ ...
- Barnyard Revelation Poem A academic poetician friend while ...
- Eschatology <i>for Richard ...
David Gordon Brooks is an Australian author.
He graduated from the Australian National University in 1974. He married Alison Summers in 1975. Brooks and Summers then studied abroad and received their M.A. degrees from the University of Toronto. Brooks completed his Ph.D from the University of Toronto after returning to Australia in 1981 while teaching at the Royal Military College, Duntroon located in Canberra. In 1982 he began teaching at the University of Western Australia in Perth, where he met the poet Nicolette Stasko, who became his partner for the next twenty years. In 1986 he returned to the Australian National University as a lecturer, a post he held for the next four ... more »
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I dreamt I was a tree
covered with strange fruit.
Well, no, I lie:
there was no dream,
there was no tree
but what am I to do
with these dark things
breaking out about me,
oozing with sap?