• Author: Les Murray http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/murray-les
Issue Details: First known date: 1985 1985
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The work consists of four prose pieces, one for each season, interspersed with poems by Murray and illustrated with lavish colour photographs of Australian life and landscape.

Notes

  • Contents indexed selectively.

Contents

* Contents derived from the North Ryde, Ryde - Gladesville - Hunters Hill area, Northwest Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 1985 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Preface, Les Murray , 1985 single work prose (p. 1-3)
The Broad Bean Sermoni"Beanstalks, in any breeze, are a slack church parade", Les Murray , 1974 single work poetry (p. 7)
The Grassfire Stanzasi"August, and black centres expand on the afternoon paddock.", Les Murray , 1980 single work poetry (p. 8)
Louvresi"In the banana zone, in the poinciana tropics", Les Murray , 1984 single work poetry (p. 11)
Bent Water in the Tasmanian Highlandsi"Flashy wrists out of buttoned grass cuffs, feral whisky burning gravels,", Les Murray , 1981 single work poetry (p. 15)
The Gum Foresti"After the last gapped wire on a post,", Les Murray , 1977 single work poetry (p. 17)
Summer, Les Murray , 1985 single work prose (p. 69-153)
From: The Buladelah-Taree Holiday Song Cyclei"It is the season of the Long narrow city; it has crossed", Les Murray , 1985 extract poetry (p. 71)
From The Buladelah-Taree Holiday Song Cyclei"Now the sun is an applegreen blindness through the swells ,a", Les Murray , 1985 extract poetry (p. 73)
From The Buladelah-Taree Holiday Song Cyclei"Barbecue smoke is riseing at Legge's Camp; it is steaming into the midday air", Les Murray , 1985 extract poetry (p. 78)
Rainwater Tanki"Empty rings when tapped give tongue", Les Murray , 1977 single work poetry (p. 81)
From The Buladelah-Taree Holiday Song Cyclei"The stars of the holiday step out all over the sky", Les Murray , 1985 extract poetry (p. 83)
A Retrospect of Humidityi"All the air conditioners now slacken", Les Murray , 1982 single work poetry (p. 84)
The Canberra Remnanti"Eavesdropping rain", Les Murray , 1969 single work poetry (p. 157)
Flowering Eucalypt in Autumni"That slim creek out of the sky", Les Murray , 1983 single work poetry (p. 159)
From Machine Portraits with Pendant Spacemani"Shaking in slow low flight, with its span of many jets", Les Murray , 1985 extract poetry (p. 161)
From Visiting Anzac in the Year of Metrication, Les Murray , 1985 extract poetry (p. 165)
Winter, Les Murray , 1985 single work prose (p. 213-289)
Once in a Lifetime, Snowi"Winters at home brought wind,", Les Murray , 1969 single work poetry (p. 215)
The Ballad Trapi"In the hanging gorges", Les Murray , 1969 single work poetry (p. 218)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Australian Seasons Eric Rolls , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: Island Magazine , Winter no. 27 1986; (p. 60-61)

— Review of The Australian Year : The Chronicle of Our Seasons and Celebrations Les Murray 1985 selected work prose poetry
Australian Seasons Eric Rolls , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: Island Magazine , Winter no. 27 1986; (p. 60-61)

— Review of The Australian Year : The Chronicle of Our Seasons and Celebrations Les Murray 1985 selected work prose poetry
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