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Author: SLESSOR, KENNETH
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Slessor, Kenneth    Poet's Biography
41 poems available by this author


ALL-NIGHT TAXI STAND       
First Line: Behold he brave fellow who sits in his yellow
Last Line: The other %one %shilling %a mile


AN INSCRIPTION FOR DOG RIVER    Poem Text    
First Line: Our general was the greatest and bravest of generals
Subject(s): Victory


ATLAS, SELS.       


BEACH BURIAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Softly and humbly to the gulf of arabs
Subject(s): Graves; War; Tombs; Tombstones


BEACH BURIAL       
First Line: Softly and humbly to the gulf of arabs
Last Line: Enlisted on the other front. %el alamein
Subject(s): Graves; War


CHOKER'S LANE       
First Line: In choker's lane, the doors appear
Last Line: You find it ugly, I find it lovely


COUNTRY TOWNS       


COUNTRY TOWNS       
First Line: Country towns, with your willows and squares
Last Line: I'll think it's noon at half-past four


CROW COUNTRY       
First Line: Gutted of station, noise alone


EARTH-VISITORS       
First Line: There were strange riders once, came gusting down


FIVE BELLS       
First Line: Time that is moved by little fidget wheels
Last Line: Five bells. Five bells coldly ringing out. %five bells


FIVE BELLS       
First Line: Deep and dissolving verticals of light


FIVE VISIONS OF CAPTAIN COOK    Poem Text    
First Line: Cook was a captain of the admiralty
Subject(s): Cook, James (1728-1779)


FIVE VISIONS OF CAPTAIN COOK, SELS.       
Subject(s): Cook, James (1728-1779)


FIXED IDEAS    Poem Text    
First Line: Ranks of electroplated cubes, dwindling to glitters,


FIXED IDEAS       
First Line: Ranks of electroplated cubes, dwindling to glitters
Last Line: Undo, loosen your bubbles


FROM THE VICTORIA MARKETS RECOLLECTED IN TRANQUILLITY       
First Line: Winds are bleak, stars are bright


GULLIVER       
First Line: I'll kick your walls to bits, I'll die scratching a tunnel


IN A/C WITH GHOSTS    Poem Text    
First Line: You can shuffle and scuffle and scold,
Subject(s): Banks & Banking


INSCRIPTION FOR DOG RIVER       
First Line: Our general was the greatest and bravest of generals
Last Line: Having given him everything, in fact %except respect
Subject(s): Victory


LAST TRAMS       
First Line: That street washed with violet
Last Line: Snippings of idiot celluloid


METEMPSYCHOSIS       
First Line: Suddenly to become john benbow, walking down william street
Last Line: Suddenly to become john benbow


NEW MAGIC    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Relationships


NIGHT-RIDE       
First Line: Gas flaring on the yellow platform; voices running up
Last Line: Gaslight and milk-cans. Of rapptown I recall nothing else


NORTH COUNTRY       
First Line: North country, filled with gesturing wood
Last Line: Dripping red with blood


NUREMBERG       
First Line: So quiet it was in that high, sun-steeped room
Last Line: On albrecht durer and his plates of iron


OUT OF TIME       
First Line: I saw time flowing like the hundred yachts
Last Line: And time flows past them like a hundred yachts


SENSUALITY       
First Line: Feeling hunger and cold, feeling


SLEEP       
First Line: Do you give yourself to me utterly
Last Line: Pangs and betrayal of harsh birth


SOUTH COUNTRY    Poem Text    
First Line: After the whey-faced anonymity
Subject(s): Landscape; Nature


SOUTH COUNTRY       
First Line: After the whey-faced anonymity
Last Line: Feeling its way to air


STARS       
First Line: These are the floating berries of the night


TALBINGO    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Rivers; Australia


TALBINGO       
First Line: Talbingo river' -- as one says of bones
Last Line: Beds of dried-up passions


THE NABOB    Poem Text    
First Line: Coming out of india with ten thousand a year
Subject(s): Writing & Writers


TO MYSELF       
First Line: After all, you are my rather tedious hero
Last Line: Believe me, fool, there are worse gifts than these


TO THE POETRY OF HUGH MCCRAE    Poem Text    
First Line: Uncles who burst on childhood, from the east,
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


UP IN MABEL'S ROOM       
First Line: The stairs are dark, the steps are high
Last Line: Up in mabel's room


WATERS       
First Line: This water, like a sky that no one uses


WILD GRAPES       
First Line: The old orchard, full of smoking air
Last Line: A girl half-fierce, half-melting, as these grapes, %kissed here-or killed here-but who remembers now


WINTER DAWN    Poem Text    
First Line: At five I wake, rise, rub on the smoking pane
Subject(s): Winter; Morning; Nature