Les Murray

(17 October 1938)

Les Murray Poems

1. Self and Dream Self 3/23/2017
2. Vertigo 3/23/2017
3. The Head-Spider 3/23/2017
4. Holland's Nadir 3/23/2017
5. Photographing Aspirations 3/23/2017
6. To Fly In Just Your Suit 3/23/2017
7. Observing The Mute Cat 3/23/2017
8. Child Logic 3/23/2017
9. Science Fiction 3/23/2017
10. The Holy Show 3/23/2017
11. The farm terraces 3/23/2017
12. I wrote a little haiku 3/23/2017
13. The Conversations 3/23/2017
14. Nursing Home 3/23/2017
15. The Moon man 3/23/2017
16. Panic Attack 3/23/2017
17. The Broad Bean Sermon 3/23/2017
18. Spermaceti 3/23/2017
19. Quintets for Robert Morley 3/23/2017
20. Ernest Hemingway and the Latest Quake 3/23/2017
21. Water-gardening in an Old Farm Dam 3/23/2017
22. Ripe In The Arbours Of The Nose 3/23/2017
23. Bottles in the Bombed City 3/23/2017
24. High-Speed Bird 3/23/2017
25. Blowfly Grass 3/23/2017
26. The Margin of Difference 3/23/2017
27. The Cows on Killing Day 2/1/2016
28. The New Hieroglyphics 1/13/2003
29. Towards The Imminent Days (Section 4) 1/13/2003
30. The Quality Of Sprawl 1/13/2003
31. The Instrument 10/10/2011
32. The Sleepout 1/13/2003
33. The Mowed Hollow 1/13/2003
34. Travels With John Hunter 1/13/2003
35. Amanda's Painting 1/13/2003
36. The Harleys 1/13/2003
37. On The Borders 1/13/2003
38. The Images Alone 1/13/2003
39. The Butter Factory 1/13/2003
40. Shower 1/13/2003

Comments about Les Murray

  • deakin (10/16/2018 9:26:00 PM)

    hello headadasdsadsadas

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  • Man person (8/15/2018 4:34:00 PM)

    As an absolutely ordinary rainbow
    Thanks bro

  • lueka (6/5/2018 4:11:00 AM)

    ey bro i love your work my man thanks for helping me with my HSC year 12

  • bobby (6/5/2018 12:26:00 AM)

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  • crackrock (4/25/2018 11:46:00 PM)

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  • crackrock (4/25/2018 11:41:00 PM)

    aye ba dis was good as aye wanna see u make more bro

  • djay escobar (4/25/2018 11:40:00 PM)

    i woved dis peom a lot a lot a lot a lot a lot and alot

  • Robert Norton (4/17/2018 5:45:00 PM)

    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.

  • Bhagavathi Sudarshan (8/11/2008 3:02:00 AM)

    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!
    Bhagavathi Sudarshan

Best Poem of Les Murray

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
and men with bread in their pockets leave the Greek Club:
There's a fellow crying in Martin Place. They can't stop him.

The traffic in George Street is banked up for half a mile
and drained of motion. The crowds are edgy with talk
and more crowds come hurrying. Many run in the back streets
which minutes ago were busy main streets, pointing:
There's a fellow weeping down there. No one can...

Read the full of An Absolutely Ordinary Rainbow

Inside Ayers Rock

Inside Ayers Rock is lit
with paired fluorescent lights
on steel pillars supporting the ceiling
of haze-blue marquee cloth
high above the non-slip pavers.
Curving around the cafeteria
throughout vast inner space
is a Milky way of plastic chairs
in foursomes around tables

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