Laurence James Duggan Poems

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1.
September Song

Bill Doggett and Earl Bostic: Trading Licks
a great compilation
always reminds me of Ken
probably still at work
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2.
Blue Hills 27

Ascending Mt Cannibal in rain-heavy air
– a few moments between downpours
allowed for the summit.
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3.
Five Spot

Monk’s Coming
on the Hudson's
about appropriate
for breakfast.
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4.
Lines For A Reading

I have to write a poem
for a poetry reading
in the House of Parliament.
It’s the House they don’t use
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5.
Melancholia

or the light reflected off metal structures on the roof of the laboratory prior to a storm. The whitish sheets over a darkening sky, a series of regular solids, an obsessive repetition of inarticulate demands. Elsewhere there are
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6.
Rapture

there is nothing
to make of it
or to make it of
save what lies about
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7.
From The Front

Fixed ideas arrive on the beach;
as the storm falters
they disport themselves, will make
colourful patterns for art photography,
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8.
In Perigord

Fern shapes in rock;
sponges
solidified in fluctuating neon;
human digits
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9.
A Literary Life

Listening to the Dandenong line trains
exploding detonators all day long,
hearing at one o’clock sharp
Blue Hills on the radio while eating
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10.
At The Bar-Code Ranch

I lie in a converted garage, sun coming up
and the chuck-chuck of unfamiliar birds
from Lake Mizell.
The lamp grows ineffectual
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