Poet Lesbia Harford


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Lesbia Harford, nee; Keogh was born in 1891. She was the eldest of four children and was born with defective heart valves which restricted her mobility and caused her to tire easily, a continual problem that was to amplify with age. Raised firstly within the middle classes and then with the family bankruptcy and the consequential departure of her father who ran off to the West Australian goldfields, the fact that her mother entered paid work to make sure her children had an education ascribed Harford with a view of society based around both class struggle and feminism. Her writing of...

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Poems written by Lesbia Harford


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HOUSE: TWO SCENES

Manushyaputhiran

In a house
where children were
and are now no more,

again and again
the two broken wheels
of a toy car.

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The doors of the house next door...

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