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.]
yJacketno.17June2002Z10407482002periodical issue Special Hoax Issue2002
yAustralian Poetry Since 1788Geoffrey Lehmann
Sydney:University of New South Wales Press,2011Z18038462011anthology 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