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Clive James uses poem to reveal his longing to return to Sydney

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As the Australian critic, broadcaster and poet approaches the end of his life, he yearns to 'bask in the light I never left behind'

Approaching the end of his life, the Australian critic, broadcaster and poet Clive James has expressed in verse his intense longing to return to Sydney and bask in the light I never left behind.

Famously described by the New Yorker as a brilliant bunch of guys, Jamess output has remained varied and prolific even since he was diagnosed with leukaemia and emphysema in 2010.

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