Les Murray

(17 October 1938)

Les Murray Poems

41. The Dream Of Wearing Shorts Forever 1/13/2003
42. The farm terraces 3/23/2017
43. The Harleys 1/13/2003
44. The Head-Spider 3/23/2017
45. The Holy Show 3/23/2017
46. The Images Alone 1/13/2003
47. The Instrument 10/10/2011
48. The Margin of Difference 3/23/2017
49. The Meaning Of Existence 1/13/2003
50. The Moon man 3/23/2017
51. The Mowed Hollow 1/13/2003
52. The New Hieroglyphics 1/13/2003
53. The Quality Of Sprawl 1/13/2003
54. The Sleepout 1/13/2003
55. To Fly In Just Your Suit 3/23/2017
56. Towards The Imminent Days (Section 4) 1/13/2003
57. Travels With John Hunter 1/13/2003
58. Vertigo 3/23/2017
59. Water-gardening in an Old Farm Dam 3/23/2017

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!
    Bhagavathi Sudarshan

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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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