Who is Judith Wright

Judith Arundell Wright (31 May 1915 – 25 June 2000) was an Australian poet, environmentalist and campaigner for Aboriginal land rights. She was a recipient of the Christopher Brennan Award.

Biography

Judith Wright was born in Armidale, New South Wales. The eldest child of Phillip Wright and his first wife, Ethel, she spent most of her formative years in Brisbane and Sydney. Wright was of Cornish ancestry. After the early death of her mother, she lived with her aunt and then boarded at New England Girls' School after her father's remarriage in 1929. After graduating, Wright studied Philosophy, English, Psychology and History at the University of Sydney. At the beginning of World War II, she returned to her father's station (ranch) to help during the shortage of l...
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Judith Wright Poems

  • Trapped Dingo
    So here, twisted in steel, and spoiled with red
    your sunlight hide, smelling of death and fear,
    they crushed out your throat the terrible song
    you sang in the dark ranges. With what crying...
  • Blue Arab
    The small blue Arab stallion dances on the hill
    like a glancing breaker, like a storm rearing in the sky,
    In his prick-ears,the wind, that wanderer and spy,
    sings of the dunes of Arabia, lion-coloured still....
  • Sonnet
    Now let the draughtsman of my eyes be done
    marking the line of petal and of hill.
    Let the long commentary of the brain
    be silent. Evening and the earth are one, ...
  • The Trains
    Tunnelling through the night, the trains pass
    in a splendour of power, with a sound like thunder
    shaking the orchards, waking
    the young from a dream, scattering like glass...
  • Egrets
    Once as I travelled through a quiet evening,
    I saw a pool, jet-black and mirror-still.
    Beyond, the slender paperbarks stood crowding;
    each on its own white image looked its fill, ...
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Dark 14 Night 13 Heart 12 Sun 10 Black 10 Light 9 White 9 Wind 8 I Love You 8 Love 8


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Richard56: o sweet, sweet, sweet the love in human eyes— the tree of blossom dressed to meet the bee, all white, all radiant, golden at the heart. judith wright
Flusteredduck: judith beheading holofernes by ellen june wright
Grant_phd: wp states that, in 2017 post-election talk with national, bill english said judith collins wanted to roll him. peters implies this was why he had to go with labour. sadly he wasn't able to explain fully.
Steveandrews3: “feelings or emotions are the universal language and are to be honoured. they are the authentic expression of who you are at your deepest place” judith wright
Queerradiobrisb: qld cabaret festival: nothing but the ruth judith wright centre of contemporary arts fri mar 24
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Shreeniwas Singh Yadav : I also want to say that she is the leading poet of Australia for real picture of downtrodden people.

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Did Our Best Moment last-
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