Les Murray

an Australian poet, anthologist and critic. His career spans over forty years, and he has published nearly 30 volumes of poetry, as well as two verse novels and collections of his prose writings. His poetry has won many awards and he is regarded as "one of the leading poets of his generation." He has also been involved in several controversies over ...
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An Absolutely Ordinary Rainbow
The word goes round Repins,
the murmur goes round Lorenzinis,
at Tattersalls, men look up from sheets of numbers,
the Stock Exchange scribblers forget the chalk in their hands
The Meaning Of Existence
Everything except language
knows the meaning of existence.
Trees, planets, rivers, time
know nothing else. They express it
Inside Ayers Rock
Inside Ayers Rock is lit
with paired fluorescent lights
on steel pillars supporting the ceiling
of haze-blue marquee cloth
Us all sore cement was we.
Not warmed then with glares. Not glutting mush
under that pole the lightning's tied to.
No farrow-shit in milk to make us randy.
Poetry And Religion
Religions are poems. They concert
our daylight and dreaming mind, our
emotions, instinct, breath and native gesture
Popular Quotes
11 November 2014
Some people are born to fatness. Others have to get there.


Tyla Williams 18 September 2019
i loe this poet les murray his awesome
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Michael Walker 31 July 2019
Les Murray has a high reputation among Australian poets, but from what I have read, he is overrated. Essentially, he is a man of the countryside and farms, which could be a strength, but is not in his poetry. If I read more poems by Murray, I could possibly change my opinion.
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Grace 15 July 2019
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jada fassom 22 May 2019
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Prabir Gayen 15 December 2018
Very good poet of life..............
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deakin 16 October 2018
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Man person 15 August 2018
As an absolutely ordinary rainbow Thanks bro
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Robert Norton 17 April 2018
At the end of 2016, we made a documentary interview with Les Murray and Valerie Murray at their home in Bunyah. The video is now available at: https: //vimeo.com/254992802 You may want to use this video to see a current snapshot of Les and Valerie. There is no cost, but would appreciate it if you do so.
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Bhagavathi Sudarshan 11 August 2008
Nodoubt its a very fantastic poem. It's my al time favourite! Its so simple, yet so profound. Long live my sweetest poet Les Murray! Regards Bhagavathi Sudarshan bangalore karnataka
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