Cattle Egret single work   poetry   "Our sleep-slow compeers, red and dun,"
Is part of Presence : Translations from the Natural World Les Murray 1992 sequence poetry
  • Author: Les Murray
Issue Details: First known date: 1990... 1990 Cattle Egret
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  • Appears in:
    y The Paris Review no. 117 1990 Z606717 1990 periodical issue 1990 pg. 219
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    y The Adelaide Review no. 86 March 1991 Z606719 1991 periodical issue 1991 pg. 22
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    y Translations from the Natural World Les Murray , Paddington : Isabella Press , 1992 Z208589 1992 selected work poetry Translations from the Natural World, Les Murray's new collection of poems, is, like all his work, rich in inventiveness, perception, and a rare delight in the mimetic powers of language. Its centerpiece is 'Presence', a sequence of forty 'translations from the natural world' about a variety of natural settings and their amazing denizens. Lyre birds, honeycombs, sea lions, cuttlefish, and possums all act as spurs to Murray's protean talents for description and imitation. As Lachlan MacKinnon wrote in The Times Literary Supplement, 'These poems, a grand tour of the given, are a great hymn to the particularities in which God's creative generosity is expressed, and they will be widely enjoyed and admired. Their technical and linguistic largesse confirms . . . that Les Murray is one of the very finest poets in whom the English language is now at work.' (Libraries Australia) Paddington : Isabella Press , 1992 pg. 27
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    y The Sydney Review no. 45 August 1992 Z606721 1992 newspaper issue 1992 pg. 10
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    y The Bulletin vol. 114 no. 5837 15 September 1992 Z606931 1992 periodical issue 1992 pg. 98
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    y Collected Poems Les Murray , Port Melbourne : Heinemann Australia , 1994 Z422024 1994 selected work poetry Port Melbourne : Heinemann Australia , 1994 pg. 378
Alternative title: Kuhreiher
First line of verse: "Unsere schlaftrunkenen Gefährten, rotbraun, grau"
Language: German
English and German texts on facing pages.
First line reads: Unsere schlaftrunkenen Gefährten, rotbraun, grau
  • Appears in:
    y Ein ganz gewohnlicher Regenbogen : Gedichte Les Murray , Munich Vienna : Carl Hanser , 1996 Z912080 1996 selected work poetry Munich Vienna : Carl Hanser , 1996 pg. 131
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    y Holy Cows Heilige Kuhe Les Murray , Neumarkt : Thomas Reche Edition Rugerup , 2006 Z1384002 2006 selected work poetry Holy Cows / Heilige Kühe contains 15 poems by Murray about cows and rural environments. Neumarkt : Thomas Reche Edition Rugerup , 2006 pg. 54-55
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