In the 1969 poem “An Absolutely Ordinary Rainbow” by Influential Australian Poet Les Murray, the concept belonging is explored. Acceptance and fear of both individuality and conformity is analysed. It reflects a distorted society where feelings and emotions are kept secret. Isolation is clear in this poem where the crying man is situated in a busy street with ‘crowds’ he is so alone ‘no one approaches’. ‘Weeping’ is a bitter-sweet emotion, As the man cries out with ‘grief’ and ‘sorrow’ it is a gift to weep because it brings peace. Les Murrays use of symbolism is demonstrated in the quote “Some will Say in years to come, a halo or force stood around him” the symbolic use of halo represents light hiding the greatness and fearlessness of the weeping mans act of refusal to conform. Creating a sense of emotional belonging within the readers mind, belonging to the minority rather than the majority going against the human emotion.