Judith Wright

(1915 - 2000 / New South Wales / Australia)

Bora Ring - Poem by Judith Wright

The song is gone; the dance
is secret with the dancers in the earth,
the ritual useless, and the tribal story
lost in an alien tale.

Only the grass stands up
to mark the dancing-ring; the apple-gums
posture and mime a past corroboree,
murmur a broken chant.

The hunter is gone; the spear
is splintered underground; the painted bodies
a dream the world breathed sleeping and forgot.
The nomad feet are still.

Only the rider's heart
halts at a sightless shadow, an unsaid word
that fastens in the blood of the ancient curse,
the fear as old as Cain.


Comments about Bora Ring by Judith Wright

  • (4/18/2018 9:19:00 PM)


    this poem is very trash (Report) Reply

    2 person liked.
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  • (3/29/2018 1:41:00 AM)


    I am flabergasted by these comments this poet has put time in all her poems and to be top 500 poets is better than anything you would do, all my work is good.




















    what the was i on when i wrote this jesus
    (Report) Reply

  • (3/29/2018 1:31:00 AM)


    niigggaaaarrrrrrrrlllllleeeeessss (Report) Reply

  • (3/26/2018 3:13:00 PM)


    the comments are more interesting than the poem (Report) Reply

    (3/29/2018 1:31:00 AM)

    niigggaaaarrrrrrrr

    (3/29/2018 1:29:00 AM)

    suk my hairs niBBa

  • (3/5/2018 9:19:00 PM)


    Judith wright is a waste of time, no one understands her poems and she doesnt deserve to be a recognised poet (Report) Reply

    (3/29/2018 1:32:00 AM)

    serves that

  • (3/5/2018 9:18:00 PM)


    no one likes judith: ( (Report) Reply

  • (4/3/2017 7:38:00 AM)


    Studying this poem was about as enjoyable as taking a razor blade to my chest and carving the whole script of cars 2 onto my chest (Report) Reply

  • (10/26/2016 9:09:00 PM)


    This poem is a very very very I want to neck my self poem
    This shows no skill of rhythms at all
    I would prefer to watch the intro of dora which at least makes some sense.
    I recommend taking it down and re-thinking a life profession.
    (Report) Reply

    (4/3/2017 7:35:00 AM)

    you are gay and fat

  • (10/26/2016 9:04:00 PM)

    hahahaha
    hahaahahhahahhaah
    this makes me laugh!
    hahahahahahahahahaahhaaha! ! !
    This is the worst poem i have ever read
    ahahahahahahahaahahhaah
    (Report) Reply

    (3/29/2018 1:38:00 AM)

    probs the only thing it has ever typed with it's shaped fingers hands to Boom! ! ! . ps I'm Judith Wright

    (3/29/2018 1:34:00 AM)

    its not funny she is an old waman and should be respected, I think this is a good example of Judith https: //www.youtube.com/watch? v=VeV1NZVIh4k

    (4/3/2017 7:39:00 AM)

    probs the only thing you've ever read you illiterate fuq

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 27, 2010



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