Les Murray

(17 October 1938)

Les Murray Poems

41. Shower 1/13/2003
42. Predawn In Health 1/13/2003
43. Aurora Prone 1/13/2003
44. Comete 1/13/2003
45. Inside Ayers Rock 1/13/2003
46. Performance 1/13/2003
47. Flowering Eucalypt In Autumn 1/13/2003
48. The Dream Of Wearing Shorts Forever 1/13/2003
49. A Retrospect Of Humidity 1/13/2003
50. Noonday Axeman 10/15/2005
51. Late Summer Fires 1/13/2003
52. Music To Me Is Like Days 1/13/2003
53. Bat's Ultrasound 1/13/2003
54. On Home Beaches 1/13/2003
55. The Aboriginal Cricketer 1/13/2003
56. The Meaning Of Existence 1/13/2003
57. Pigs 1/13/2003
58. Poetry And Religion 1/13/2003
59. An Absolutely Ordinary Rainbow 1/13/2003

Comments about Les Murray

  • 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!
    Regards
    Bhagavathi Sudarshan
    bangalore
    karnataka

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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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