Les Murray

(17 October 1938)

Les Murray Poems

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

Comments about Les Murray

  • Prabir Gayen Prabir Gayen (12/15/2018 9:27:00 AM)

    Very good poet of life..............

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  • deakin (10/16/2018 9:26:00 PM)

    hello headadasdsadsadas

  • 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 11:41:00 PM)

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

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  • 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

Late Summer Fires

The paddocks shave black
with a foam of smoke that stays,
welling out of red-black wounds.

In the white of a drought
this happens. The hardcourt game.
Logs that fume are mostly cattle,

inverted, stubby. Tree stumps are kilns.

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