Summer 2 single work   poetry   "We shall cut two holes in the melon"
Issue Details: First known date: 2003... 2003 Summer 2
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  • Associated with the AustLit subset Australian Literary Responses to 'Asia' as the work uses 'Asian' imagery.

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    y Yashodhara : Six Seasons Without You Subhash Jaireth , Sydney : Wild Peony , 2003 Z1069623 2003 selected work poetry

    These poems tell the story of Yashodhara, the wife of Gautama Buddha. The poetic forms used by Jaireth are those that were popular in ancient and medieval Indian, Sanskrit and non-Sanskrit literatures.

    The narrative is constructed around poems about six seasons, with each season made up of six poems of fourteen lines. The season-poems follow a strict poetic structure and represent the voice of Yashodhara. Longer narrative poems interject the season-poems. The narrative poems are about the Buddha and are written in the voice of a contemporary narrator.

    (Source: Author's notes in the text of Yashodhara : Six Seasons Without You and in introductory comments to the text of some of the poems that were published in Conversations : Occasional Writing from the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies vol.2 no.2 December 2001.)

    Sydney : Wild Peony , 2003
    pg. 11
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