y Yashodhara : Six Seasons Without You selected work   poetry  
Issue Details: First known date: 2003 2003
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These poems tell the story of Yashodhara, the wife of Gautama Buddha. The poetic forms used by Jaireth are those that were popular in ancient and medieval Indian, Sanskrit and non-Sanskrit literatures.

The narrative is constructed around poems about six seasons, with each season made up of six poems of fourteen lines. The season-poems follow a strict poetic structure and represent the voice of Yashodhara. Longer narrative poems interject the season-poems. The narrative poems are about the Buddha and are written in the voice of a contemporary narrator.

(Source: Author's notes in the text of Yashodhara : Six Seasons Without You and in introductory comments to the text of some of the poems that were published in Conversations : Occasional Writing from the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies vol.2 no.2 December 2001.)

Notes

  • Dedication: for JH, KJ and MJ

Affiliation Notes

  • Associated with the AustLit subset Australian Literary Responses to 'Asia' as the work contains 'Asian' characters and uses 'Asian' imagery.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,: Wild Peony , 2003 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Death of the Buddhai"The word had spread", Subhash Jaireth , 2003 single work poetry (p. 3-9)
Summer 1i"It's hot and there is no other word", Subhash Jaireth , 2003 single work poetry (p. 10)
Summer 2i"We shall cut two holes in the melon", Subhash Jaireth , 2003 single work poetry (p. 11)
Summer 3i"The pond has dried and cracks", Subhash Jaireth , 2001 single work poetry (p. 12)
Summer 4i"Once again", Subhash Jaireth , 2003 single work poetry (p. 13)
Summer 5i"Last night as I dipped", Subhash Jaireth , 2003 single work poetry (p. 14)
Summer 6i"Look Ma, look, little Rahul grabs my hand", Subhash Jaireth , 2003 single work poetry (p. 15)
Four Encountersi"I have been shocked", Subhash Jaireth , 2003 single work poetry (p. 16-20)
The Rains 1i"For three days and nights", Subhash Jaireth , 2003 single work poetry (p. 21)
The Rains 2i"Two elephants are playing", Subhash Jaireth , 2001 single work poetry (p. 22)
The Rains 3i"No this is not the rain I am waiting for", Subhash Jaireth , 2003 single work poetry (p. 23)
The Rains 4i"It would be me;", Subhash Jaireth , 2003 single work poetry (p. 24)
The Rains 5i"The rain has stopped", Subhash Jaireth , 2003 single work poetry (p. 25)
The Rains 6i"I come out on the roof", Subhash Jaireth , 2003 single work poetry (p. 26)
The Departurei"Thus one summer night,", Subhash Jaireth , 2003 single work poetry (p. 27-29)
Autumn 1i"A strange calm has suddenly descended.", Subhash Jaireth , 2003 single work poetry (p. 30)
Autumn 2i"Vasudha, who is madly in love", Subhash Jaireth , 2003 single work poetry (p. 31)
Autumn 3i"The spring is far away, but I miss the", Subhash Jaireth , 2001 single work poetry (p. 32)
Autumn 4i"If you happen to walk past", Subhash Jaireth , 2003 single work poetry (p. 33)
Autumn 5i"Vasudha often tells me", Subhash Jaireth , 2003 single work poetry (p. 34)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Tasty Life Kerry Leves , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Winter no. 179 2005; (p. 69-71)

— Review of Yashodhara : Six Seasons Without You Subhash Jaireth 2003 selected work poetry ; Studio Moon John Tranter 2003 selected work poetry ; At the Hotel Zudabollo Leith Morton 2004 selected work poetry ; Dark Laughter Carolyn Gerrish 2004 selected work poetry ; Love and Wigs : Poems of Bangkok, Bollywood and Beyond Barry Scott 2003 selected work poetry ; Festoon James Quinton 2004 selected work poetry
A Poetic Diversity Beyond City and Bush John Mateer , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 24 January 2004; (p. 6a)

— Review of Studio Moon John Tranter 2003 selected work poetry ; The Man and the Map Alex Skovron 2003 selected work poetry ; Yashodhara : Six Seasons Without You Subhash Jaireth 2003 selected work poetry
Untitled John Sheppard , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Five Bells , Summer vol. 11 no. 1 2004; (p. 44-46)

— Review of Yashodhara : Six Seasons Without You Subhash Jaireth 2003 selected work poetry
A Poetic Diversity Beyond City and Bush John Mateer , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 24 January 2004; (p. 6a)

— Review of Studio Moon John Tranter 2003 selected work poetry ; The Man and the Map Alex Skovron 2003 selected work poetry ; Yashodhara : Six Seasons Without You Subhash Jaireth 2003 selected work poetry
Untitled John Sheppard , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Five Bells , Summer vol. 11 no. 1 2004; (p. 44-46)

— Review of Yashodhara : Six Seasons Without You Subhash Jaireth 2003 selected work poetry
Tasty Life Kerry Leves , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Winter no. 179 2005; (p. 69-71)

— Review of Yashodhara : Six Seasons Without You Subhash Jaireth 2003 selected work poetry ; Studio Moon John Tranter 2003 selected work poetry ; At the Hotel Zudabollo Leith Morton 2004 selected work poetry ; Dark Laughter Carolyn Gerrish 2004 selected work poetry ; Love and Wigs : Poems of Bangkok, Bollywood and Beyond Barry Scott 2003 selected work poetry ; Festoon James Quinton 2004 selected work poetry
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