Jill Jones

(1961 - / Australia)

Jill Jones Poems

1. Sorry I'M Late 5/8/2012
2. The Desert 5/8/2012
3. The Dress Sonnet 5/8/2012
4. The Kitchen Light 5/8/2012
5. The New Aesthetic 5/8/2012
6. The Night Before Your Return 5/8/2012
7. The Phantom Division 5/8/2012
8. To Sleep Inside Rain 5/8/2012
9. When Planets Softly Collide 5/8/2012
10. Whispers And Courses 5/8/2012
11. Blue Lines 12/21/2016
12. "It Wasn't Anywhere" 12/21/2016
13. The Beautiful Anxiety 12/21/2016
14. Wave 12/21/2016
15. My Ruined Lyrics 12/21/2016
16. The Slide 12/21/2016
17. Afternoon Grey In 12/21/2016
18. Dream Horses 5/8/2012
19. Facing The Harbour 5/8/2012
20. Heat In A Room 5/8/2012
21. In Deep, Down Past Sleep 5/8/2012
22. Inside And Outside Houses 5/8/2012
23. Interspersed 5/8/2012
24. Marrickville Sonnet 5/8/2012
25. Mother I Am Waiting Now To Tell You 5/8/2012
26. Saturday Morning In Ashfield 5/8/2012
27. A Taste For Hunger 5/8/2012
Best Poem of Jill Jones

A Taste For Hunger

I have put my hand out to the word.
It’s been there for days. Hovering
between the newspaper and the television.

It’s been crying. I can tell this pain. The pulling
apart. Pages in telephone books and directories,
their rough skins drag the air.

It’s between the kitchen’s song — making,
a smell of it. What’s left in the corner,
wrapped in old newspaper — And

the song of living rooms, steady humming.
An excuse for silence these days.
And when the crying doesn’t stop

the word becomes water bowl,
salty in making. This taste of hunger,
and ...

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In Deep, Down Past Sleep

The way you turn at night toward me
so I take your breath across my face, then
away. And I breathe you, back bare
as a beautiful open country, pale surface
for my lung’s warm wave to draw as my pen
like words that don’t dream but stir.
I turn, the roll of sleep and feel you
reach me. And you are deep behind
down past sleep, with the warm wells

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