Selected Poems

‘The Wedding’ was included in 'Poetry Unlocked', an Australian anthology for secondary school students and was published in 2007 as part of their English Literature exam curriculum.

 

THE WEDDING 

The wedding:
                       it must be right
everything must go to plan
be exact to near perfection.
We must hope the weather holds
and sunshine dominates.
We must feed the guests
occupy them with our chat
and false politeness.
We must keep them with a drink
a joke
a dance
it must be right -
the wedding MUST succeed
- regardless if ill-fated marriage
fails.  

A 'tongue in cheek' (1987) recorded version of The Wedding exists and can be found on the Designer Brain Damage album by the band Magic Moments at Twilight Time HERE  


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 Mal Foster's Definitive Poetry Collection 

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"There's a lot of love and heartache in these poems. I particulalrly liked 'The Playground' and 'Bereavement. - Rosalind Hill-Watts.