Judith Wright

(1915 - 2000 / New South Wales / Australia)

Judith Wright Poems

1. Trapped Dingo 3/27/2010
2. Blue Arab 3/27/2010
3. Sonnet 3/27/2010
4. Egrets 3/27/2010
5. The Trains 3/27/2010
6. Bullocky 3/27/2010
7. To A Child 3/27/2010
8. All Things Conspire 3/27/2010
9. The Sisters 3/27/2010
10. Drought Year 3/27/2010
11. Turning Fifty 3/27/2010
12. Northern River 3/27/2010
13. The Surfer 3/27/2010
14. Woman To Man 3/27/2010
15. Lyrebirds 3/27/2010
16. Woman To Child 3/27/2010
17. Naked Girl And Mirror 3/27/2010
18. Train Journey 3/27/2010
19. The Killer 3/27/2010
20. South Of My Days 3/27/2010
21. The Bull 3/27/2010
22. Late Spring 3/27/2010
23. Bora Ring 3/27/2010
24. Failure Of Communion 3/27/2010
25. The Company Of Lovers 3/27/2010
26. Sonnet For Christmas 3/27/2010
27. Metho Drinker 3/27/2010
28. Magpies 3/27/2010
29. Legend 3/27/2010
30. The Old Prison 1/1/2004
31. Five Senses 3/27/2010
32. Request To A Year 1/1/2004
Best Poem of Judith Wright

Request To A Year

If the year is meditating a suitable gift,
I should like it to be the attitude
of my great- great- grandmother,
legendary devotee of the arts,

who having eight children
and little opportunity for painting pictures,
sat one day on a high rock
beside a river in Switzerland

and from a difficult distance viewed
her second son, balanced on a small ice flow,drift down the current toward a waterfall
that struck rock bottom eighty feet below,

while her second daughter, impeded,
no doubt, by the petticoats of the day,
stretched out a ...

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Bora Ring

The song is gone; the dance
is secret with the dancers in the earth,
the ritual useless, and the tribal story
lost in an alien tale.

Only the grass stands up
to mark the dancing-ring; the apple-gums
posture and mime a past corroboree,
murmur a broken chant.

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