Elly McDonald


Gorgeous One (1986)

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Timelessly entwined like

a celtic brooch, golden

gleaming curves and a fierce


warm against our skin we can’t

deny this

touching moving stirring breathing

passion and the pulse


are the gorgeous one

she teases, she turns

deny this


her limbs, spread

make sense of the universe

Author: Elly McDonald

Worked in the Australian rock music industry as a journalist and published widely as a poet before moving to London and spending the better part of a decade in advertising agencies. Returned to Australia and tried teaching, primarily teaching English to non-English speaking, newly-arrived refugees but also briefly as a high school classroom teacher. Has travelled Western Europe, North Africa, Russia, Northern India, East Asia, coastal USA, some Pacific Islands, and Australia.

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