"Landscape painters are the priests and missionaries, and their art, the sacrament of my religion".

This was what Robert Gray was all about, imagery, and with that was fastidious detail. Good Morning people. I’m Darshil shah as most of you know, or to some, superman. I’m the lamest kid alive. Anyways, Gray certainly did show some serious talent for Australia. He not only wrote poems, but was a photographer. With this, he imaged things like they were supposed to be. He wrote many texts in which he expressed the destruction and the continuity of this infected and uneven human race. I’m here to inform, not all of you, but surely some of you. Gray’s favourite techniques are similes and emotive language. He started out as bookseller, and slowly progressed to what Australia proudly declares as an imagist poet. Robert Gray was born in 1945. He grew up and was educated in a country town on the north coast of New South Wales. He trained there as a journalist, and since then has worked in Sydney as an editor, advertising copywriter, reviewer and buyer for bookshops. Robert Gray’s first published in 1964 on a Do-It-Yourself job in a Readers Digest magazine. His first poetry publishing was in 1970, names Introspect, Retrospect. He then wrote Creekwater Journal followed by the Grass Script and then the Skylight. He was not recognised until he won the Premiers Award for poetry in the Adelaide Arts festival of 1985. His more recent works are Lineation and After images which was published in 2002. All of these poetry publications made clear that Gray sought after imagery. And he would go around places and write about the atmosphere and the people there. It was very rare for him to just focus on one object and describe it. The one thing that stayed clear in all of his poetry was that he wasn’t showing his intellectual abilities to anyone, rather just writing about how he sees the world. A technique that is used thoroughly in his poetry is similes. An example is “activity like chromosomes” used in The Late ferry. This simple little comparison described the dazzling lights and rush found in the area. The effect was noticeable, and even though it’s a small comparison, it helped the text gain a feeling of rush. The purpose of similes to Gray is to compare something almost in a form of a riddle. Emotive language is another big use in all his poetry, and without it, poetry is dull and senseless. Emotive languages in Gray’s poems are words that influence and challenge our emotions in understanding what he is trying to say. A great example is in Flames and Dangling wire where he uses a variety of words such as “Blasting”, “Wander” and “disconsolate”. Robert Gray has lived in Tokyo for a couple of years and there he was a writer-in-residence. This helped Gray’s career as it gave him the adaptation to write like haiku. He was never in a relationship. And if you weren’t paying attention, I was talking about Robert Gray, and the funny the thing is that he was never in a relationship, which leaves us is utter doubt. Gray has still remained a poet who paid unbelievable detail in describing and relating human and observations he went through. I was here to inform you, about Robert Gray, and please, try and forget all this, its unnecessary. But do keep in mind, he was one of the most acclaimed Australian poet ever, and his use of similes and emotive language certainly amazed a lot of his audiences. So, at least think about this, If Robert Gray had no relationships; does that make him a man? I’m the lamest kid alive. Thank you, Have a good day