Kenneth Slessor

Orange, New South Wales
Kenneth Slessor
Orange, New South Wales
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Beach Burial

Rating: 2.7
Softly and humbly to the Gulf of Arabs
The convoys of dead sailors come;
At night they sway and wander in the waters far under,
But morning rolls them in the foam.

Between the sob and clubbing of the gunfire
Someone, it seems, has time for this,
To pluck them from the shallows and bury them in burrows
And tread the sand upon their nakedness;
And each cross, the driven stake of tidewood,
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BetterPoem 16 September 2019
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Michael P & Sammy F.C. 02 September 2019
Michael - Fantastic analysis of post-war depression and melancholy after world war 2. A nice use of 'the purple drips', perhaps a reference to royalty or luxury in the post war period? and a depreciation for the royal family? Very cool poem! ! ! Sammy F.C. - I disagree with Michael, in that the purple represents royalty, as it doesn't really fit with the context of the poem I feel, in my personal opinion.
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Kenneth Slessor 02 June 2019
who ever wrote this poem must be a genius ;)
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Nadia 30 October 2019
you are such a little... well I shouldn't say
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Timothy bethland 02 June 2019
thank you John, meet up sometime xx
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Timothy bethland 02 June 2019
thank you for the pleasure that i endured while reading this fantastic poem from Timothy xx
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John petlhem 02 June 2019
i strongly agree with you Timothy it was fantastic x
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John petlhem 02 June 2019
i strongly agree with you Timothy thanks for your comment xx
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Timothy bethland 02 June 2019
thank you John, meet up sometime? xx
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Timothy bethland 02 June 2019
thank you John, meet up sometime? ? xx
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John petlhem 04 June 2019
yeah lets meet what were you thinking?
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Shrek 16 September 2019
Can i meet up with you guys as well
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amazing 20 November 2018
this poem is amazing, gives me chills down the spine
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Dat Jew 20 November 2018
taki nie dobzy KURVA
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lololol 20 November 2018
couldn't agree more
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filop 04 November 2018
shitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshit
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OBAMA 16 September 2019
Dont swear please even tho this peom cringe
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cassiy 09 May 2018
great poem to read! ! !
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