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Australian poetry on Floating Life

29 Dec

Over the past couple of years I have offered, sometimes weekly, quite a few Australian poems. You can find them via the WordPress tag “Friday poem”, but I thought I would set them out in order here. I began in 2007 on my first WordPress blog, and continued with a new series in 2008. There were a few other relevant entries which I include in this list.

2007

  1. Two Australian poems of World War II – Judith Wright “The Company of Lovers” and Kenneth Slessor “Beach Burial”
  2. Oh, they’re so young… Judith Wright “The Company of Lovers” again
  3. Reading the Bible – Judith Wright “Bullocky”
  4. New: the Friday Australian Poem: #1 — Henry Kendall 1841-1882 — “On a Baby Buried by the Hawkesbury”
  5. Friday Australian poem # 2: "The Poor, Poor Country" by John Shaw Neilson
  6. Friday Australian poem #3: A D Hope, "The Death of a Bird"
  7. Friday Australian poem #4: Judith Wright “South of my Days” and “Woman to Child”
  8. Friday Australian Poem #5: Judith Wright "For a Pastoral Family"
  9. Friday Australian poem # 6: Mary Gilmore, "Nationality" and "Old Botany Bay"
  10. Friday Australian poem #7: Henry Lawson “Faces in the Street”
  11. Friday Australian poem #8: Kenneth Slessor (1901-1971) “Five Bells”
  12. Friday Australian poem #9: Charles Harpur (1813 – 1868) “A Midsummer Noon in the Australian Forest”
  13. Friday Australian poem #10: John O’Brien “The Old Bush School”
  14. Friday Australian poem #11: "Because" by James McAuley
  15. Friday Australian poem #12: David Campbell "Men in Green"
  16. Friday Australian poem #12a: not a poem! Follows up on #12.
  17. Friday Australian poem # 14: "The Australaise" by C J Dennis
  18. Friday Australian poem #15: Les Murray, "An Absolutely Ordinary Rainbow"
  19. Friday Australian poem #16: Banjo Paterson "Fur and Feathers"
  20. Friday Australian poem #17: Bruce Dawe, “Homecoming”
  21. Friday Australian poem #18: A B Paterson "The Geebung Polo Club"
  22. Friday Australian poem #19: Vance Palmer (1885-1959) “The Farmer Remembers the Somme”

2008

  1. Australian poem: 2008 series: #1 — Marian Spires "War on Language" (2003)
  2. Australian poem: 2008 series: #2 — Kenneth Slessor (1901-1971) "Snowdrops"
  3. Australian poem: 2008 series #3 — anon. "Botany Bay"
  4. Australian Poem: 2008 series #4 and #5 — two for the price of one: Paul Buttigieg “Black Bastards” and Eric Bogle “Now I’m Easy”
  5. Australian Poem: 2008 series #6 — Henry Kendall “The Last of his Tribe”
  6. Australian poem: 2008 series #7 — Melinda Kendall “Lost in the Bush” and “Fairy Meadow”
  7. Australian poem: 2008 series #8 — Indigenous poetry
  8. Australian poem: 2008 series #9 — A B Paterson "The Angel’s Kiss"
  9. Australian poem 2008 series #10: Peter Skrzynecki "Summer in the Country" (2005)
  10. Australian poem 2008 series #11 — George Essex Evans “To a Bigot”
  11. Australian poem 2008 series #12 — Judith Wright recycled for Anzac Day
  12. Australian poem 2008 series #13 — Roland Robinson (1912-1992) “The Drovers”
  13. Australian poem 2008 series #14 — Rosemary Dobson (1920 – ) “A Fine Thing”
  14. Australian poem 2008 series #15 — John Shaw Neilson "The Orange Tree"
  15. Australian poem 2008 series # 16: cheating slightly… Bai Ju Yi “On West Lake” – Translated 1994 by N J Whitfield and M Q Xu
  16. Australian poem 2008 series #17: "Australia" — A D Hope
  17. Australian poem 2008 series #18: YouTube – Poetry Clip: Robert Gray “A Bowl of Pears”
  18. Australian poem 2008 series #19: You Don’t Get Me — Lachlan Irvine “The Thousand Yard Stare”
  19. Australian poem 2008 series #20: “Middleton’s Rouseabout” — Henry Lawson (1896)
  20. Australian poem 2008 series #21: Adam Aitken “Louis De Carne’s Diary”
  21. Australian poem 2008 series #22: Kenneth Mackay OBE "The Song that Men Should Sing" (1899)
  22. Australian poem 2008 series #23: George Essex Evans “The Women of the West”

See also

Neos; 02 — a poem.

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