Henry Lawson

Grenfell, New South Wales
Henry Lawson
Grenfell, New South Wales
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After All

Rating: 3.4

The brooding ghosts of Australian night have gone from the bush and town;
My spirit revives in the morning breeze,
though it died when the sun went down;
The river is high and the stream is strong,
and the grass is green and tall,
And I fain would think that this world of ours is a good world after all.

The light of passion in dreamy eyes, and a page of truth well read,
The glorious thrill in a heart grown cold of the spirit I thought was dead,
A song that goes to a comrade's heart, and a tear of pride let fall --
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Olivia lee 18 September 2020
He’s my great uncle ?
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Mahtab Bangalee 29 October 2019
The light of passion in dreamy eyes, and a page of truth well read, The glorious thrill in a heart grown cold of the spirit I thought was dead, A song that goes to a comrade's heart, and a tear of pride let fall - And my soul is strong! and the world to me is a grand world after all! ...../// greatly written
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So optimistic and charming.......Like it.
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Ratnakar Mandlik 19 January 2019
An exceptionally positive approach towards life has enhanced the inspirational value of this great poem.
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Glen Kappy 19 January 2019
I never read the verse of Henry Lawson nor even heard of the man, but I like this poem! Its meter lifts its message, one I resonate with. Its refrain drives it home, doesn’t seem at all repetitive, and makes me think of ghazals and, more broadly, of how we poets, wherever we are, make use of similar devices. -GK
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Adrian Flett 19 January 2019
It has an 'outback' sense to it and a now out of fashion sentimentality.
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Edward Kofi Louis 19 January 2019
Let our enemies go by their old dull tracks! ! ! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Prabir Gayen 19 January 2019
Very beautiful poem... enjoying each part of emotional intelligence.....
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Bijay Kant Dubey 28 October 2018
The poem is a song of joy and free living felt in the aftermath of the gloom and despair vanished, dispelled letting hope and optimism prevail in. Let the darker side of the past be dark. My dear girl, the world is a good place to dwell in if you want to take it further. Try to explore you better prospects rather than thinking negatively. What there in negativity, strife? Let us breathe in a free air. The worst is gone.Now you have nothing to fear. Thank God, the nightmare is gone!
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Mandy 17 August 2018
What is the story behind this poem
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