Volume LIV Number 3
Quadrant magazine is the leading general intellectual journal of ideas, literature, poetry and historical and political debate published in Australia.
You can subscribe to the print edition of Quadrant or Quadrant Online, or both versions. See our subscription page for more information.
In the dark ice-clad mountains
Above Limassol, a storm brewed.
It was the colour of History.
The wind’s edge was serrated,
With variegated pennants fluttering,
Clouds massed like an Order of Battle.
In broken Greek I requested
A cup of their best Turkish coffee.
The waiter, eyes black as Cypriot wine,
Left—and did not return.
The Quadrant Book of Poetry: 2001 - 2010
edited by Les Murray