Selected Poems

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Angus & Robertson, 1992 - Australian poetry - 124 pages
Collection which draws on poems from the previously published TScenes from Childhood', THoliday Farm', TFrom Quod', TRonald McCuaig', TVaudeville' and TAssorted Light Verse'. The poet's subject matter ranges from city life and its inhabitants to more contemplative reflections on motivations. Includes an introduction by Peter Kirkpatrick. One of the TA&R Modern Poets' series.

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Contents

Berceuse de Newcastle
1
The Steam Tram
2
LAprèsmidi dune Fille aux Cheveux de Lin 6
3
Little Black Schooner 8
4
A Little Air
12
Au Tombeau de mon Père
14
Recitative
17
Aria
18
Vaudeville
43
Portrait of a Lady
45
The Passionate Clerk to His Love
46
Pretty Kid
48
The Proposal
49
The Bankers Daughter
51
In the Bank
52
The Razor
54

The Flight from the Past
19
Holiday Farm
21
Aubade
23
Madrigal
24
Homage to Haydn
25
Jig
26
Recitative
27
Schubertian Aria
28
Habanera
29
The Folk Song
31
Lament on a Pedalpoint
32
Country Dance after Corelli and Scarlatti
33
From Quod Ronald McCuaig
35
Final Extra
37
No Sale
39
The Daily Round
40
Flat Song
41
The Surfer
55
The Cheque
57
The Art of Love
58
They Also Serve Who Only Stand and Wait
61
The Artists Model
62
Beauty and the Beast
66
The Commercial Travellers Wife
67
Betty by the Sea
69
A Meditation
70
The Letter
72
Music in the Air
74
The Old Girl
80
The Critic
81
Gardeningnote 203
103
Notes to the Poems 223
123
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