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Peter Porter


Australian-born poet and critic who has lived for most of his adult life in Britain.
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Peter Porter
Language of the liberal dead speaks
From the soil of Highgate, tears
Show a great water table is intact.
You cannot leave England, it turns
A planet majestically in the mind.
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Somewhere at the heart
of the universe sounds the
true mystic note: Me.
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In Australia
Inter alia,
Mediocrities
Think they’re Socrates.




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We cannot know what John of Leyden felt
Under the Bishop's tongs – we can only
Walk in temperate London, our educated city,
Wishing to cry as freely as they did who died
In the Age of Faith. We have our loneliness
And our regret with which to build an eschatology.
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Much have I travelled in the realms of gold
for which I thank the Paddington and Westminster
Public Libraries.
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A professional
is one who believes he has
invented breathing.
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In the New World, happiness is enforced.
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Redeemers always reach the world too late.
God dies, we live; God lives, we die. Our fate.
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