Magenta   is the dressing-gown I pounced on in a sale, synthetic but soft as moss furring damp stones in a wood. It’s my keeper on a cold night.   Just to look at it is to be kindled, to know life needn’t be dull as drizzle on bleached leaves or a river too muddied to welcome sky,   to know life is more than unhappiness poured into a phone, than pain nailing itself into the spine, destruction exploding in a busy street.   I search out magenta in cushions, cardigans, cyclamens and discover it has existed for aeons in…

Subscribe to get access to all online articles

Digital Subscription

$68/ YR

Get the latest ideas from Australia’s most insightful writers.

Subscribe

  • Digital Subscription includes
  • Online editions of Quadrant Magazine
  • Printed editions of Quadrant Magazine
  • iPad ready PDF
  • Access to Quadrant Archives
  •  
  •  

Printed & Digital Subscription

$87/ YR

For avid readers of leading ideas
from Australia’s brightest.

Subscribe

  • Printed & Digital Subscription includes
  • Online editions of Quadrant Magazine
  • Printed editions of Quadrant Magazine
  • iPad ready PDF
  • Access to Quadrant Archives
  •  
  •  

Quadrant Patron

$300/ YR

Show your support for Australia’s
most open minded publication.

Subscribe

  • Quadrant Patron includes
  • Online editions of Quadrant Magazine
  • Printed editions of Quadrant Magazine
  • iPad ready PDF
  • Access to Quadrant Archives
  • All new editions of Quadrant Books
  • Exclusive invitations to Quadrant Dinners, book launches and events.