Fern single work   poetry   "The idea of the shadow of a fern"
  • Author: Jan Owen http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/owen-jan
Issue Details: First known date: 1990 1990
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The poem's conceit is that elements of the earth, such as sand, loam, and the molten centre, and time itself, argue as they attempt to theorize from its fossil shadow the nature of a fern, green ephemeral life.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Fingerprints on Light Jan Owen , North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1990 Z108804 1990 selected work poetry (taught in 1 units) North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1990 pg. 44
  • Appears in:
    y Antipodes vol. 4 no. 1 Spring 1990 Z588341 1990 periodical issue 1990 pg. 54
  • Appears in:
    y Meanjin vol. 49 no. 2 Winter 1990 Z626570 1990 periodical issue 1990 pg. 335
  • Appears in:
    y Poems : 1980-2008 Jan Owen , Elwood : John Leonard Press , 2008 Z1526900 2008 selected work poetry Elwood : John Leonard Press , 2008 pg. 74
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