Colloquy with John Keats single work   poetry   "I have been bitter with you, my brother,"
  • Author: 'Ern Malley'
Issue Details: First known date: 1944 1944
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  • Poem addressed to the English poet, John Keats who died at the age of twenty-five. (Keats lived the same life span as that attributed to Ern Malley).

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Epigraph: And the Lord destroyeth the imagination of all them that had not the truth with them -- Odes of Solomon 24.8
[The Odes of Solomon are second century Christian hymns. Although attributed to Solomon, the Odes were not written by him. Solomon died in the tenth century B.C.]
  • Appears in:
    y Angry Penguins no. [6] Autumn 1944 Z600031 1944 periodical issue 1944 pg. 29-30
  • Appears in:
    y The Darkening Ecliptic 'Ern Malley' , Melbourne : Reed and Harris , 1944 Z339108 1944 collected work poetry (taught in 4 units) Melbourne : Reed and Harris , 1944 pg. 39-41
  • Appears in:
    y The Penguin Book of Modern Australian Poetry John Tranter (editor), Philip Mead (editor), Ringwood : Penguin , 1991 Z151302 1991 anthology poetry Ringwood : Penguin , 1991 pg. 97-98
  • Appears in:
    y Jacket no. 17 June 2002 Z1040748 2002 periodical issue Special Hoax Issue 2002
  • 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. 465
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