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  • Author:agent Judith Beveridge http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/beveridge-judith
Issue Details: First known date: 1997... 1997 Scenes from The Early Life of Siddhattha Gotama
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Notes

  • Author note: "The following eight poems are set in 6th BC (sic) in the court of King Suddhodana, in Kapilavattu India. They are imaginative depictions of the early life of Siddhattha Gotama, the King's son who left his princely life to become an ascetic and wandering mendicant. He later realised enlightenment and became The Buddha. These poems are centred around Siddhattha's immediate family: King Suddhodana, his father; Queen Pajapati, his aunt and stepmother; and Yasodhara, his wife. Thorughout the poems, I have used the Pali rather than the Sanskrit spellings."

Includes

The Soothsayer Speaks i "This morning I watched", Judith Beveridge , 1997 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Nightjar : The 1997 Newcastle Poetry Prize Anthology 1997; (p. 10-11)
King Suddhodana Speaks i "I'll give him music.", Judith Beveridge , 1997 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Nightjar : The 1997 Newcastle Poetry Prize Anthology 1997; (p. 11)
Queen Pajapati Speaks i "We had warm west weather all Spring.", Judith Beveridge , 1997 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Nightjar : The 1997 Newcastle Poetry Prize Anthology 1997; (p. 12)
King Suddhodana Speaks i "The rains have washed away", Judith Beveridge , 1997 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Nightjar : The 1997 Newcastle Poetry Prize Anthology 1997; (p. 13)
The Young Siddhattha Speaks i "If father knew -", Judith Beveridge , 1997 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Nightjar : The 1997 Newcastle Poetry Prize Anthology 1997; (p. 14)
The Young Siddhattha Speaks i "I sit in the reeds", Judith Beveridge , 1997 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Nightjar : The 1997 Newcastle Poetry Prize Anthology 1997; (p. 15)
Queen Pajapati Speaks i "Cobras, scorpions, tigers.", Judith Beveridge , 1997 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Nightjar : The 1997 Newcastle Poetry Prize Anthology 1997; (p. 16)
The Young Siddhattha Speaks i "Yasodhara, if you came", Judith Beveridge , 1997 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Nightjar : The 1997 Newcastle Poetry Prize Anthology 1997; (p. 17)

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