Summer 2017-18


Image of a lit candle.


A rainbow in the misty air,
diamonds in a woman’s hair,
incense rising to the light,
the moon brightening the sky at night,
music in the room,
a candle in the gloom.

May current scepticism wane,
may hope rise again;
through the door opened wide
may light pour inside.

Street scene with man wearing a fedora in the foreground.
Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935) was a Portuguese poet. This photo by an unknown photographer shows the poet walking in Lisbon.

Reg Naulty

After Pessoa

Tears quiet tears

For the teacher who cannot learn

The poet who cannot live

The fighter who cannot love

And the sleeper who is always on the verge of waking up.

John Falzon


Poetry contributions welcome

The Record accepts poetry submissions and invites you to submit a poem on the topic of your choice in 2018. The deadline for the Autumn Record is 2 February 2018 and the deadline for the Winter Record is 1 June 2018.

The Mail

The Record also welcomes letters to the editor but we reserve the right to edit them for legal reasons, space or clarity. Letters will be published only if full name and address and telephone numbers are provided, although the address will be withheld from publication if so requested.

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Deakin West ACT 2600

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