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Subject:

Re: 'Wynne'

From:

Andrew Burke <[log in to unmask]>

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Poetryetc: poetry and poetics

Date:

Thu, 8 Jan 2015 20:51:15 +1100

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Yes, Bill, Maloiuf the Poet has been overshadowed by Malouf the Novelist.
Read on - he's very good.

Andrew

On 8 January 2015 at 16:49, Bill Wootton <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Thanks Andrew for this. New to me. Loved 'the worse for war' and 'rusty
> red like dried-up wounds'. Strong sense of the times.
>
> Bill
>
> > On 8 Jan 2015, at 11:57 am, Andrew Burke <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> > Max, reminded me of Malouf's poem, The Year of the Foxes - available at
> >
> http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/malouf-david/the-year-of-the-foxes-0226014
> >
> > Andrew
> >
> >> On 8 January 2015 at 06:02, Douglas Barbour <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
> >>
> >> Ah, but are you sure she found no ONE?
> >>
> >> Memories abound for you, Max, & intriguing too...
> >>
> >> Doug
> >>> On Jan 7, 2015, at 8:45 AM, Max Richards <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Wynne
> >>>
> >>> In the small car my aunt drove,
> >>> her midlife accomplishment,
> >>> there would come to our house
> >>> with her withered friend
> >>>
> >>> Mrs Wright (painful to behold
> >>> with her fox-fur over shoulders
> >>> lopsided, her twisted stick),
> >>> Mrs Wright's daughter,
> >>>
> >>> a woman like a rare
> >>> draped statue, the outline
> >>> of her breasts level
> >>> with my pubertal eye.
> >>>
> >>> Wynne. She had little to say,
> >>> nothing memorable,
> >>> in a subdued voice;
> >>> smiled - never laughed.
> >>>
> >>> Why did people defer to her,
> >>> praise her auburn hair? -
> >>> yes, it was - unusual.
> >>> Hair soon fades from gold to dull.
> >>>
> >>> (I was once little Snowy -
> >>> now I was lanky Mouse,
> >>> a boy invisible to her
> >>> in this quiet house).
> >>>
> >>> The middle-aged were on her case.
> >>> Poor Wynne - if she doesn't
> >>> marry soon...! she's no life -
> >>> the shoe shop; poor Mrs R. -
> >>>
> >>> sinking to a whisper -
> >>> adopted her, you know! -
> >>> insurance against neglect
> >>> in her old age. She sat well,
> >>>
> >>> she stood well on heels
> >>> higher than the others'; dressed
> >>> better than the middle-aged ladies.
> >>> Aunt drove them home -
> >>>
> >>> somewhere pokey where
> >>> visitors weren't invited.
> >>> Miss Wright never met her
> >>> Mr Right. Those breasts
> >>>
> >>> found no takers. At length alone,
> >>> mightn't Wynne, single woman,
> >>> have felt in her breast a pang?
> >>> looked into adoption?
> >>
> >> Douglas Barbour
> >> [log in to unmask]
> >>
> >> Recent publications: (With Sheila E Murphy) Continuations &
> Continuation 2
> >> (UofAPress).
> >> Recording Dates (Rubicon Press).
> >>
> >> that we are only
> >> as we find out we are
> >>
> >>        Charles Olson
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Andrew
> > http://hispirits.blogspot.com/
> > 'Undercover of Lightness'
> > http://walleahpress.com.au/recent-publications.html
> > 'Shikibu Shuffle'
> >
> http://abovegroundpress.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/new-from-aboveground-press-shikibu.html
> >
>



-- 
Andrew
http://hispirits.blogspot.com/
'Undercover of Lightness'
http://walleahpress.com.au/recent-publications.html
'Shikibu Shuffle'
http://abovegroundpress.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/new-from-aboveground-press-shikibu.html

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