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Sharma argues that the poetry of Les Murray 'seems to poetically enact the process of the realization of Kaivalya, which is isolation - the Onlyness. This isolation, however, quite paradoxially, also involves integrations and stands for an integrated being and in Murray's poetics for the poetry as "Wholespeak"'.


  • Author's note: The Sanskrit word Kaivalya, as defined in Patanjali's Yoga-Sutra, means 'isolation, self-realization, final isolation of the self from matter, when the self dwells in its own nature, absoluteness, and liberation'.

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