Michael Dransfield was born in Sydney on 12 September 1948....read more
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Ken Bolton was born in Sydney in 1949. He attended the University of Sydney, graduating ... more
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Night walked in a black-bellied gown
Where for a season I found room,
A discontent within a shade
A clot of treason that betrayed
The dark instinctive gnosis of the womb.
I rose up in my infant might
And blinked upon the monstrous light
Repenting the lost fluid gloom: ... more
Ditissima terra— now I understand.
This spot I prayed for. It is best
the bitter Roman sed, to be a lizard's patron.
Europe we'd thought fished out, choked, cleared,
an older phase of the Australian madness. Yet
so meny mountains baulk the farmers' greed
the Umbrian hills still hold more trees
than almost eny part of our cleared land.
The rocks push through. My every step