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Rating: 4.9

'As a people we are now called Australians because a vast & lonely land
has touched us with her differences'
- George Ivan Smith, 1953 preface to For The Term Of His Natural Life

'it's noble to refuse to be added up or divided'
- Frank O'Hara

'In this dawn as in the first

it's the Homeric rose, its scent
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Susan Williams 04 October 2018

I have never read a poem bt him before. Quite frankly, I am not sure what I think. At times I am riding along quite comfortably then the verse bolts to the left then bogs its head and starts crow-hopping all over the country. I am withholding real comment until I read more of him.

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Denis Mair 04 October 2018

I think I know what you mean by THE VERSE BOLTS TO THE LEFT AND THEN BOGS ITS HEAD....This poet has a tendency to steer himself into an explanatory morass, maybe to enjoy the gnarliness and the exertion of thrashing one's way out. Maybe I'm wrong about BOGS ITS HEAD. Is that an equestrian term?

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Susan Williams 09 October 2018

Yes- a horse must lower his head to really get to bucking

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Susan Williams 09 October 2018

I think I could get used to this poet and like him immensely when my eyes get unblurry

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Bernard F. Asuncion 04 October 2018

Such a great poem by Ken Bolton...........................................

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Sylvia Frances Chan 22 July 2021

Very enjoyable read about Today's Down Under!

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Sylvia Frances Chan 22 July 2021

Most deserving as Poet Of The Day! Hoorray! Congrats!

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Ratnakar Mandlik 04 October 2019

The story of modern day Australia and it's inclusive horizons beautifully versified. Well deserved modern poem of the day.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 04 October 2019

A beautiful poem is composed incisively by Ken Bolton.

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Edward Kofi Louis 04 October 2018

A curve of butter yellow! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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