Tuesday, December 31, 2002

After All Comments

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;

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COMMENTS
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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Sylvaonyema Uba 14 February 2017
The glorious thrill... Thanks for sharing. Sylva
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* Sunprincess * 09 July 2014
...........truly we must believe there is more goodness in the world than bad....after all truth and goodness triumphs every time....
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Savita Tyagi 09 July 2014
Beautiful poem full of love and Hope. We must believe in goodness. See joy and beauty in world otherwise we will be the victim of our own despair and sadness.
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Jennifer Chalk 06 March 2012
A wonderful poem, full of optimism full of love and hope, has brightened the mood again no end
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Carlos Echeverria 06 March 2012
Lawson's lovestruck heart sings beautifully.
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Joseph Poewhit 06 March 2010
Words present a real up beat attitude
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Michael Pruchnicki 06 March 2010
Is 'loving the subject, the meter, and the rhythm' the criteria for a good poem? Do wisdom and hope (highly subjective) suffice? Or does uplifting with 'rythm' (sic) fulfill the criteria? Perhaps a broad and free heart will prevail despite a lack of poetic skills? I just don't know, but I have a hunch that some on this site think so! After all is said and done, he said with a sly grin, you pays your money, doncha?
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Ramesh T A 06 March 2010
Opinion of a broad and free heart prevails over the world despite drawbacks! The outspoken ideas reflects true poetic spirit which is lacking in many of the kind the poetry world! This is the nature of a true poet I admire!
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Patrick A. Martin 16 August 2009
You have been introduced to my boyhood hero if it is the first time you are reading Henry Lawson.Please don't stop reading his work he is the world's most under rated poet.
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Rana Malas 06 March 2009
Nice piece! Keep it going!
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