November 2010

Justin Lowe


Justin Lowe Justin Lowe was born in Sydney and spent significant portions of his early childhood on the Spanish island of Minorca with his mother, a painter, and younger sister. After completing his schooling in Sydney, Justin spent the late 1980s and early 1990s in London where he worked as an attache to the foreign office. Justin currently lives in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney.

The Soldier Simply Disappears    

there is nothing enigmatic
about a great love

its source is the same dark
trickle as all mighty rivers

the murmur under the city
we all left our parents for

birdsong follows it down
delicate at first, and solitary

the way damp sheets whisper
as though we were not there

a shrill thing by its end
the diamond shoals

the air thick with tears
and the salt kisses of the drowned



Justin Lowe: Poetry
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