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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 Green Dance : Tamborine Mountain Poems
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'For the best part of a decade, from the early 1980s to the early 1990s, my family and I were included in the informal list of house guests at Abydos, Dr Val Vallis's rainforest retreat at The Knoll, North Tamborine. Dr Vallis (1916-2009), who preferred to be known as Val, a distinguished poet and Reader in English in what was then the University of Queensland's English Department, had been a friend and mentor to me during my undergraduate years. Val's offer to lend me the key to Abydos was a gift that opened the way to a place of profound natural beauty, inspiration and creativity, and the poems in this Tamborine Mountain collection, Green Dance, are the direct result of that magnanimous gesture.' (Foreword introduction)

Notes

  • Dedication:

    In tribute to the Mountain's traditional custodians,

    past and present; in memory of Val Vallis;

    for my son Romany, and for Janis Bailey

Contents

* Contents derived from the Tamborine, Tamborine area, Beaudesert - Tamborine - Rathdowney area, South East Queensland, Queensland,:Calanthe Press , 2018 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
I Chose This Dayi"Cold light pierces through your kitchen", Jena Woodhouse , single work poetry (p. 1)
The House on the Mountain (i"I go there when my brain is numb", Jena Woodhouse , single work poetry (p. 2)
Cicadas, `Abydos'i"Their first adagio, still somnolent", Jena Woodhouse , single work poetry (p. 3)
Night on the Mountain, `Abydos'i"Air, thinned by the mountain,", Jena Woodhouse , single work poetry (p. 4)
The Wood Stove, Abydosi"The good wood stove leaks acrid smoke;", Jena Woodhouse , single work poetry (p. 5)
Abydos, A Town near Troyi"Abydos: the word distils the essence of romance -", Jena Woodhouse , single work poetry (p. 7-8)
Abydos in Ancient Egypt, Jena Woodhouse , single work poetry (p. 9)
The Company at Abydosi"A night of sifting rain", Jena Woodhouse , single work poetry (p. 10)
Morning Walk at Tamborinei"Delicate subconscious of the forest", Jena Woodhouse , single work poetry (p. 11)
Morphing into Autumni"Now the snakes are slinking into hiding,", Jena Woodhouse , single work poetry (p. 12)
Cicada Colony, Mount Tamborinei"Clamped hard against the textured bark", Jena Woodhouse , single work poetry (p. 14)
Richmond Birdwing Butterfliesi"My arrival coincides with that of butterflies,", Jena Woodhouse , single work poetry (p. 15)
Giant Stinging Treesi"Most unapproachable of trees, their highnesses", Jena Woodhouse , single work poetry (p. 16)
Regent Bowerbirdsi"The art of taxidermy is to render dead things lifelike.", Jena Woodhouse , single work poetry (p. 17)
Green Catbirdsi"Male catbirds don't build bowers,", Jena Woodhouse , single work poetry (p. 18)
Greentimei"Shadows of the greentime", Jena Woodhouse , single work poetry (p. 19)
Lyrei"How might this wilderness have seemed,", Jena Woodhouse , single work poetry (p. 20)
Currawongs and Magpiesi"Some quality in bird call -", Jena Woodhouse , single work poetry (p. 21)
Child on a Flower Farmi"Imagine waking with the earliest of birds -", Jena Woodhouse , single work poetry (p. 22)
Yellow-Tailed Black Cockatoo, Tamborine Mountaini"At first, I couldn't see the maker of that desolating cry -", Jena Woodhouse , single work poetry (p. 23)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Tamborine, Tamborine area, Beaudesert - Tamborine - Rathdowney area, South East Queensland, Queensland,: Calanthe Press , 2018 .
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      Extent: 28p.
      Note/s:
      • Launched by Simon Farley 19 August 2018 at Tamborine Mountain, Queensland.

      ISBN: 9780646989716
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