"Religions are big slow poems, while most poems are short, fat religions. "
"Australia was ruled by poetry for tens of thousands of years - prose only became its ruling principle after settlement in 1788. "
"Inefficiency's the strength of socialism
it burns up Earth's resources slower -
"We won't see full employment again;
we've priced it away to the underpaid
in the police states and the bare-arse countries.
Work's emigrating now, out of our world -
"In that other Depression there was some kindness;
this one's like fellows crossing a plain
under sniper fire. One here, one there
goes down with the boat and colour TV
and he's ignored, or we're told to kick him -
"Unemployment's not allowed under socialism."
"A true poem is dreamed and danced as well as thought. "