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Introduction

Les Murray has been acknowledged internationally as one of the most gifted Australian poets.  However, he has also proved a controversial figure, whose poetry strayed  across the boundaries of political and cultural debate.  The dedication Murray made in all of his books is 'to the glory of God'.

 

Matthews, S, 2001, Les Murray, Melbourne University Press, Carlton South, Vic.

 

 The Meaning of Existence

Everything except language
knows the meaning of existence.
Trees, planets, rivers, time
know nothing else. They express it
moment by moment as the universe.

Even this fool of a body
lives it in part, and would
have full dignity within it
but for the ignorant freedom
of my talking mind.

 from
Poems the Size of Photographs, 2002

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