Midsummer Ice single work   poetry   "Remember how I used"
  • Author: Les Murray http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/murray-les
Issue Details: First known date: 1981 1981
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  • Second poem in the sequence.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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  • Appears in:
    y Quadrant vol. 25 no. 8 August 1981 Z597737 1981 periodical issue 1981 pg. 40
  • Appears in:
    y The People's Otherworld : Poems Les Murray , North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1983 Z300218 1983 selected work poetry North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1983 pg. 31
  • Appears in:
    y No.9 Friendly Street Poetry Reader Friendly Street Poetry Reader no.9 Graham Rowlands (editor), Pauline Wardleworth (editor), Unley : Friendly Street Poets , 1985 Z394692 1985 anthology poetry Unley : Friendly Street Poets , 1985 pg. 77-78
  • Appears in:
    y Anthology of Australian Religious Poetry Les Murray (editor), Blackburn : Collins Dove , 1986 Z212505 1986 anthology poetry Blackburn : Collins Dove , 1986 pg. 208-209
  • Appears in:
    y The Vernacular Republic : Poems 1961-1983 Les Murray , North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1988 Z905438 1988 selected work poetry North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1988 pg. 153
  • Appears in:
    y Collected Poems Les Murray , Port Melbourne : Heinemann Australia , 1994 Z422024 1994 selected work poetry Port Melbourne : Heinemann Australia , 1994 pg. 185-186
  • Appears in:
    y Killing the Black Dog : Essay and Poems Les Murray , Leichhardt : Federation Press , 1997 Z483382 1997 selected work poetry prose

    'Killing the Black Dog is Les Murray's courageous account of his struggle with depression, accompanied by poems specially selected by the author. Since the first edition appeared in 1997, hosts of readers have drawn insight from his account of the disease, its social effects and its origins in his family's history.

    'As Murray writes in this revised and updated edition, the title was premature. He had mistaken a remission for a cure, and thought himself freed from the severe depressive illness which had twice invaded his life. Now, in a new afterword, he describes a relapse, but also shares some of the fruits of his further contemplation. He shows gratitude for help previously unacknowledged, and describes how patches of daylight now balance out those of darkness in his life. A further half dozen poems have been added, reflecting a more complex understanding of depression and its role in the lives of its sufferers.' (From Black Inc.'s website, abstract for the revised edition.)

    Leichhardt : Federation Press , 1997
    pg. 29
  • Appears in:
    y New Selected Poems Les Murray , Potts Point : Duffy and Snellgrove , 1998 Z918005 1998 selected work poetry Potts Point : Duffy and Snellgrove , 1998 pg. 55-56
  • Appears in:
    y New Selected Poems Les Murray , Potts Point : Duffy and Snellgrove , 1998 Z918005 1998 selected work poetry New York (City) : Farrar Straus and Giroux , 2000 pg. 58
  • Appears in:
    y Little Book of Childhood Paul Cliff , Canberra : National Library of Australia , 2003 Z1042588 2003 anthology poetry

    'Childhood has long been a subject that has fascinated many of Australia's finest poets. In this volume, part of the Library's popular 'Little Book' series, Paul Cliff brings together works by 16 Australian poets that celebrate and reflect on the experience of growing up in Australia. Featured poets include Les Murray, Dorothy Hewett, Robert Adamson, Komninos and Jordie Albiston.' (Publication summary)

    Canberra : National Library of Australia , 2003
    pg. 10
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Poetry Since 1788 Geoffrey Lehmann (editor), Robert Gray (editor), Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2011 Z1803846 2011 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) 'A good poem is one that the world can’t forget or is delighted to rediscover. This landmark anthology of Australian poetry, edited by two of Australia’s foremost poets, Geoffrey Lehmann and Robert Gray, contains such poems. It is the first of its kind for Australia and promises to become a classic. Included here are Australia’s major poets, and lesser-known but equally affecting ones, and all manifestations of Australian poetry since 1788, from concrete poems to prose poems, from the cerebral to the naïve, from the humorous to the confessional, and from formal to free verse. Translations of some striking Aboriginal song poems are one of the high points. Containing over 1000 poems from 170 Australian poets, as well as short critical biographies, this careful reevaluation of Australian poetry makes this a superb book that can be read and enjoyed over a lifetime.' (From the publisher's website.) Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2011 pg. 638-639
  • Appears in:
    y The Best 100 Poems of Les Murray Les Murray , Collingwood : Black Inc. , 2012 Z1897512 2012 selected work poetry 'From his life’s work so far, spanning more than four decades, Les Murray has selected these 100 poems, his personal best. Including classics such as 'The Broad Bean Sermon', 'An Absolutely Ordinary Rainbow' and 'The Dream of Wearing Shorts Forever', this elegant hardback is guaranteed to delight Murray fans and introduce new readers to his work. This is a wonderful gift, and a treasure trove of the best poems ever written in Australia.' (From the publisher's website.) Collingwood : Black Inc. , 2012 pg. 23-24
Alternative title: Hochsommereis
First line of verse: "Weisst du noch, wie ich früher"
Language: German

Works about this Work

Elegies for Mothers : Reflections on Gwen Harwood's Mother Who Gave Me Life and Les Murray's Three Poems in Memory of My Mother Jennifer Strauss , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Westerly , December vol. 34 no. 4 1989; (p. 58-63)
Family and the Father in the Poetry of Les A. Murray Lawrence Bourke , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 13 no. 3 1988; (p. 282-295)
Past Imperfect : The Sense of the Past in Les A. Murray Andrew Taylor , 1986 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Southern Review , March vol. 19 no. 1 1986; (p. 89-103) Reading Australian Poetry 1987; (p. 139-155) The Writer's Sense of the Past : Essays on Southeast Asian and Australasian Literature 1987; (p. 189-197)
Three Talks: David Malouf, Les Murray and David Rowbotham : Les Murray Les Murray , 1984 single work criticism autobiography
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 11 no. 3 1984; (p. 320-321)
Three Talks: David Malouf, Les Murray and David Rowbotham : Les Murray Les Murray , 1984 single work criticism autobiography
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 11 no. 3 1984; (p. 320-321)
Elegies for Mothers : Reflections on Gwen Harwood's Mother Who Gave Me Life and Les Murray's Three Poems in Memory of My Mother Jennifer Strauss , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Westerly , December vol. 34 no. 4 1989; (p. 58-63)
Family and the Father in the Poetry of Les A. Murray Lawrence Bourke , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 13 no. 3 1988; (p. 282-295)
Past Imperfect : The Sense of the Past in Les A. Murray Andrew Taylor , 1986 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Southern Review , March vol. 19 no. 1 1986; (p. 89-103) Reading Australian Poetry 1987; (p. 139-155) The Writer's Sense of the Past : Essays on Southeast Asian and Australasian Literature 1987; (p. 189-197)
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