poing quizz

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Re: poing quizz

Post by Peely » Sat May 21, 2016 7:24 pm

Robyn Lee Burrows and Alan Barton
John Peel - The Man from Gilmore Creek


Re: poing quizz

Post by manfredvijars » Sun May 22, 2016 12:03 am

Send a message to Hully if you want a copy(Stranger on the Darling), he'll point you in the right direction ...
It's a great read ...

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Re: poing quizz

Post by Vic Jefferies » Sun May 22, 2016 10:38 am

Lawson, as many other poets and writers did in those days, wrote under a number of "pen" names so as to have their work published in various publications without upsetting their main publishers. I seem to remember reading both Paterson and Lawson writing for a penny a line at one time.
Henry of course is said to have written poems for a drink when he was down on his luck (some of which were written on various bar room walls) and therefore we will never have a complete record of his writings.

"Old Joe Swallow, in the days gone by,
When your form was straight and tall,
You'd bring bright sparkles to each lassie's eye
When you came to the gay bush ball."
From Old Joe Swallow, H.L

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Post by Stephen Whiteside » Sun May 22, 2016 10:41 am

Then again, Vic, as Denton Prout points out, a lot of the stuff that he wrote for a drink was a re-hash of stuff he'd written earlier, so perhaps we are not missing much.
Stephen Whiteside, Australian Poet and Writer


Re: poing quizz

Post by Heather » Wed May 25, 2016 11:39 am

Thanks John - and Manfred. :)

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