Poetry

Brian Turner: Four Poems

Birds Bathing A friend reports watching “a conflagration of birds feasting, fighting and bathing in their personal lake”. And I’m eyeing   my blackbirds, fussy frenzied delinquents flinging food scraps from the compost heap, a speckle of sparrows pecking seeds   and my ginger and white long-haired puss sleeping under the scruffy hedge. All are oblivious of a continuation of clouds   and showery spasms of rain slowly descending. Brian Turner     Advent I can’t watch the sun going down as reds and greens and yellows merge because feelings informal and formal crowd in and remind me   of…

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.