The Shadow of Fire sequence   poetry  
Issue Details: First known date: 1994 1994
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Notes

  • 12 poems written in the ghazel form.

Includes

Patterns i ""Brighter than a thousand suns" - that blinding glare", Judith Wright , 1985 single work poetry
— Appears in: Phantom Dwelling 1985; A Human Pattern : Selected Poems 1990; (p. 241-242) Outrider : A Journal of Multicultural Literature in Australia , vol. 10 no. 1993; (p. 347-348) Collected Poems 1942-1985 1994; (p. 426) Bridgings : Readings in Australian Women's Poetry 1996; (p. 17)
Winter i "Today's white fog won't rise above the tree-tops.", Judith Wright , 1985 single work poetry
— Appears in: Phantom Dwelling 1985; A Human Pattern : Selected Poems 1990; (p. 240-241) Outrider : A Journal of Multicultural Literature in Australia , vol. 10 no. 1993; (p. 346-347) Collected Poems 1942-1985 1994; (p. 425) Bridgings : Readings in Australian Women's Poetry 1996; (p. 16-17)
Pressures i "Winter gales, spring gales, summer - under such pressures", Judith Wright , 1985 single work poetry
— Appears in: Phantom Dwelling 1985; A Human Pattern : Selected Poems 1990; (p. 240) Outrider : A Journal of Multicultural Literature in Australia , vol. 10 no. 1993; (p. 345-346) Collected Poems 1942-1985 1994; (p. 424) Bridgings : Readings in Australian Women's Poetry 1996; (p. 16)
Dust i "In my sixty-eighth year drought stopped the song of the rivers,", Judith Wright , 1985 single work poetry
— Appears in: Phantom Dwelling 1985; A Human Pattern : Selected Poems 1990; (p. 239-240) Outrider : A Journal of Multicultural Literature in Australia , vol. 10 no. 1993; (p. 345) Collected Poems 1942-1985 1994; (p. 424) Bridgings : Readings in Australian Women's Poetry 1996; (p. 15-16) Windchimes : Asia in Australian Poetry 2006; (p. 96)
Skins i "This pair of skin gloves is sixty-six years old,", Judith Wright , 1985 single work poetry
— Appears in: Phantom Dwelling 1985; A Human Pattern : Selected Poems 1990; (p. 239) Contemporary Australian Poetry : An Anthology 1990; (p. 17) The Penguin Book of Modern Australian Poetry 1991; (p. 66) Outrider : A Journal of Multicultural Literature in Australia , vol. 10 no. 1993; (p. 344-345) Collected Poems 1942-1985 1994; (p. 423)
Memory i "Yesterday wrapped me in wool; today drought's changeable weather", Judith Wright , 1985 single work poetry
— Appears in: Phantom Dwelling 1985; A Human Pattern : Selected Poems 1990; (p. 238-239) Outrider : A Journal of Multicultural Literature in Australia , vol. 10 no. 1993; (p. 344) Collected Poems 1942-1985 1994; (p. 423) Bridgings : Readings in Australian Women's Poetry 1996; (p. 15) Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature 2009; (p. 599)
Connections i "The tiny clusters of whitebeard heath are in flower:", Judith Wright , 1985 single work poetry
— Appears in: Phantom Dwelling 1985; A Human Pattern : Selected Poems 1990; (p. 237) Outrider : A Journal of Multicultural Literature in Australia , vol. 10 no. 1993; (p. 342-343) Collected Poems 1942-1985 1994; (p. 421-422) Bridgings : Readings in Australian Women's Poetry 1996; (p. 14)
Summer i "This place's quality is not its former nature", Judith Wright , 1985 single work poetry
— Appears in: Phantom Dwelling 1985; A Human Pattern : Selected Poems 1990; (p. 236-237) Outrider : A Journal of Multicultural Literature in Australia , vol. 10 no. 1993; (p. 341-342) Collected Poems 1942-1985 1994; (p. 421) Bridgings : Readings in Australian Women's Poetry 1996; (p. 13-14) Family Ties : Australian Poems of the Family 1998; (p. 216)
Eyes i "At the end of winter my self-sown vine sends up", Judith Wright , 1985 single work poetry
— Appears in: Phantom Dwelling 1985; The Macmillan Anthology of Australian Literature 1990; (p. 54) A Human Pattern : Selected Poems 1990; (p. 236) Outrider : A Journal of Multicultural Literature in Australia , vol. 10 no. 1993; (p. 341) Collected Poems 1942-1985 1994; (p. 419-420) Bridgings : Readings in Australian Women's Poetry 1996; (p. 13)
Rockpool i "My generation is dying, after long lives", Judith Wright , 1985 single work poetry
— Appears in: Phantom Dwelling 1985; A Human Pattern : Selected Poems 1990; (p. 235) Outrider : A Journal of Multicultural Literature in Australia , vol. 10 no. 1993; (p. 340-341) Collected Poems 1942-1985 1994; (p. 419) Bridgings : Readings in Australian Women's Poetry 1996; (p. 12-13)
Rockface i "Of the age-long heave of a cliff-face, all's come down", Judith Wright , 1985 single work poetry
— Appears in: Phantom Dwelling 1985; Mapped but Not Known : The Australian Landscape of the Imagination : Essays and Poems Presented to Brian Elliott LXXV 11 April 1985 1986; (p. 50) A Human Pattern : Selected Poems 1990; (p. 234-235) Outrider : A Journal of Multicultural Literature in Australia , vol. 10 no. 1993; (p. 340) Collected Poems 1942-1985 1994; (p. 420) Bridgings : Readings in Australian Women's Poetry 1996; (p. 12)
Oppositions i "Today I was caught alone in a summer storm", Judith Wright , 1985 single work poetry
— Appears in: Phantom Dwelling 1985; Kiwi and Emu : An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry by Australian and New Zealand Women 1989; (p. 250-257) A Human Pattern : Selected Poems 1990; (p. 238) Contemporary Australian Poetry : An Anthology 1990; (p. 17) Outrider : A Journal of Multicultural Literature in Australia , vol. 10 no. 1993; (p. 343-344) Collected Poems 1942-1985 1994; (p. 422)

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Works about this Work

The Australian Ghazal: Reading Judith Wright Anisur Rahman , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Cultural Interfaces 2004; (p. 84-92) Australian Studies Now : An Introductory Reader in Australian Studies 2007; (p. 61-70)
Rahman argues that in writing 'The Shadow of Fire' sequence, Wright exhibited a 'major variation on the style of her later poetry. In writing her ghazal she has written a new kind of poem, and in writing that poem she has evolved a new ghazal.'
The Australian Ghazal: Reading Judith Wright Anisur Rahman , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Cultural Interfaces 2004; (p. 84-92) Australian Studies Now : An Introductory Reader in Australian Studies 2007; (p. 61-70)
Rahman argues that in writing 'The Shadow of Fire' sequence, Wright exhibited a 'major variation on the style of her later poetry. In writing her ghazal she has written a new kind of poem, and in writing that poem she has evolved a new ghazal.'
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