Mirror Image single work   poetry   "'Twenty-nine years ago; and only yesterday,'"
  • Author: Jan Owen http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/owen-jan
Issue Details: First known date: 1984 1984
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Two officers on opposite sides in the Hungarian Revolution encounter during a building search, and by tacit agreement back off without firing, and tell their troops no-one is there. The poem ends with an image of life's fragility.

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Dedication: For Balazs
  • Appears in:
    y Neither Nuked Nor Crucified and Other Poems Christopher Pollnitz (editor), Newcastle : University of Newcastle , 1984 Z392197 1984 anthology poetry Newcastle : University of Newcastle , 1984 pg. 120-121
  • Appears in:
    y Boy with a Telescope Jan Owen , North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1986 Z389398 1986 selected work poetry North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1986 pg. 37-38
  • Appears in:
    y Contemporary Australian Poetry : An Anthology John Leonard (editor), Knoxfield : Houghton Mifflin , 1990 Z361533 1990 anthology poetry humour war literature Knoxfield : Houghton Mifflin , 1990 pg. 128-129
  • Appears in:
    y Seven Centuries of Poetry in English John Leonard (editor), South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 2003 Z1058257 2003 anthology poetry (taught in 6 units) Contains poetry from twelve countries, including Australia, and spans the development of English poetry over seven centuries. South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 2003 pg. 19-20
    Note: Dedication does not appear in this source.
  • Appears in:
    y Poems : 1980-2008 Jan Owen , Elwood : John Leonard Press , 2008 Z1526900 2008 selected work poetry Elwood : John Leonard Press , 2008 pg. 20-21
    Note: Dedication omitted in this version.
Last amended 29 Mar 2010 16:48:03
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    Hungary,
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    Eastern Europe, Europe,
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