Kenneth Slessor

Kenneth Slessor was an Australian poet and war correspondent. His collections of poetry include Thief of the Moon, Cuckooz Contrey, and Funny Farmyard: Nursery Rhymes and Painting Book. Today, the Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry is given in his honor. 

Sleep

Kenneth Slessor’s ‘Sleep’ describes how an infant is born in the womb of a woman. This poem describes the journey of life from inanition to entity.

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