The 1st of its sort, this landmark poetry anthology comprises the paintings of Australia’s significant poets in addition to lesser-known yet both affecting writers of Australian poetry considering the fact that 1788. starting from concrete to prose poems, from the cerebral to the naïve, from the funny to the confessional, and from formal to loose verse, this paintings additionally good points translations of a few amazing Aboriginal track poems. With items from one hundred seventy Australian poets, in addition to brief serious biographies, this cautious reevaluation of Australian poetry makes this a great ebook that may be learn and loved over a life-time.
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The 1st of its type, this landmark poetry anthology comprises the paintings of Australia’s significant poets in addition to lesser-known yet both affecting writers of Australian poetry on account that 1788. starting from concrete to prose poems, from the cerebral to the naïve, from the funny to the confessional, and from formal to unfastened verse, this paintings additionally positive aspects translations of a few notable Aboriginal track poems.
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Indd 46 11/19/13 11:44 AM This Is No Case of Petty Right or Wrong 47 Beside my hate for one fat patriot My hatred of the Kaiser is love true: — A kind of god he is, banging a gong. But I have not to choose between the two, Or between justice and injustice. indd 47 11/19/13 11:44 AM 48 Edward Thomas Than in the storm smoking along the wind Athwart the wood. Two witches’ cauldrons roar. From one the weather shall rise clear and gay; Out of the other an England beautiful And like her mother that died yesterday.
Indd 43 11/19/13 11:44 AM 44 Edward Thomas This Spring it is too late; the swift has come, ‘Twas a hot day for carrying them up: Better they will never warm me, though they must Light several Winters’ ﬁres. indd 44 11/19/13 11:44 AM Fifty Faggots 45 Foresee or more control than robin and wren. indd 45 11/19/13 11:44 AM This Is No Case of Petty Right or Wrong Edward Thomas This is no case of petty right or wrong That politicians or philosophers Can judge. I hate not Germans, not grow hot With love of Englishmen, to please newspapers.
Indd 55 11/19/13 11:44 AM 56 Edward Thomas Then at the inn I had food, ﬁre, and rest, Knowing how hungry, cold, and tired was I. indd 56 11/19/13 11:44 AM 57 The Owl But one telling me plain what I escaped And others could not, that night, as in I went. ❖❖❖ And salted was my food, and my repose, Salted and sobered, too, by the bird’s voice Speaking for all who lay under the stars, Soldiers and poor, unable to rejoice. indd 59 11/19/13 11:44 AM When First Edward Thomas When ﬁrst I came here I had hope, Hope for I knew not what.