Don Maynard

New & Selected Poems

Poem
(for Ted Godwin)

recalling
always
a
relative
unrelatedness
organic accident
of a painter

remembering
to fit words
together/gather
pieces of
small
screams
of a guitar

returning
after
dead ends
burnt out
to this point
exhaustion
of a city

Athol Appel/Tom Silcock/Randal Till

(odd names
for aussie
kids)

explorations
in the gully
athol

bespectacled
buckteethed
tommy

romping
on the front lawn
randal

(what happens
to child
hoods)

a young
bikie
killed

tilly
sailed
for sthafrica

specs
a public
accountant

(while i
was writing
pomes

Moving poem

at my age
in my age
wanting to write
the wanderer poem
on this page

planning to write
the wanderer poem
entirely
on every second
page

setting sun
over the bay
over the homes
die
sun

summer night
none oclock
a blank letter
to be posted
the muggy air
heavy laden
with death

sleeping sickness
in the suburbs
the muggy air
heady
with death
of the not-great
City of Melbourne

live with death
live with
people
cars
direct telecasts

When vienna Was

a Kapital of Kultur
young girls
Were Won With
a smile
in the Kaiser Walzer
young men
Were naturally
aristoKratiK
often together
in fear & Kourage
Komradeship &
trust

just then vienna Was
(spelt With
(a Kapital (of the World
(W

Kago bilong pasindia*

credo:
australia consuls
amerika dreams
sepik symmetries
washed walls
ashes &
arabesques

countess of westmorland
is delighted
darlings

pastiche:
juice freaks
out of suburbia
brisbane novels
for eternity
critics
pas-de-deux

lost zoco-chicos
of bowles or
burroughs

escapades:
any port
in a storm
the salvia
nostalgia
of 1,000
tireless hands

parrot-eyed
at the hostel
of homeless

for sale:
vacantly
possess
upright
pianoforte
& fold-up
chairs

a dorotheum
of ecstasies
despairs

*literally „passenger cargo“; but „passenger“ with double meaning of „parasite“ or „bludger“ (Tok Pisin)

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