Tuesday, December 31, 2002

Knocked Up Comments

Rating: 3.4

I'm lyin' on the barren ground that's baked and cracked with drought,
And dunno if my legs or back or heart is most wore out;
I've got no spirits left to rise and smooth me achin' brow --


Babatunde Aremu 27 April 2014
Wonderful poem! I like it
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Michelle Claus 27 April 2014
Excellent ballad. I'll read this many times and always like it.
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James Mclain 27 April 2014
What a master piece, t'would take me days to create one like this...iip
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Dawn Fuzan 27 April 2014
This us really good
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Higjh classic poem. Fine
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* Sunprincess * 27 April 2014
........a wonderful poem....the poet took us down a rough road full of obstacles...but still he kept on going...enjoyed..
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Pranab K Chakraborty 27 April 2012
A long dry stretch of thirty miles I've tramped this broilin' day, All for the off-chance of a job a hundred miles away; There's twenty hungry beggars wild for any job this year, An' fifty might be at the shed while I am lyin' here. The same imagery could be created here daily on the surface. None could bother, only time takes out a big chopper to cut the pieces of our individual peace and that is almost daily happening by course. May not be a classical one, but the voice of time howls much yet. Nice put by PH.
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Claudia Krizay 27 April 2011
This poem does nothing for me except make me feel superior-
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Claudia Krizay 27 April 2011
This poem does nothing for me- nothing positive, that is.
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Juan Olivarez 27 April 2011
I must say in all honesty I was never familiar with Lawson, but his poem is excellent. Living in and working in the great outback must have been the ultimate test of survival. Now we must wait for Pruchnicki to come and foul the water.
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Mohammad Akmal Nazir 27 April 2011
I must say that Lawson was a great poem. This is one the best poems written by him. The poem has a strong structure. The sentiments are really awesome. Very poignant write.
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Ann Beard 14 May 2010
A great poet. I never tire of reading his work.
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Soldiers identify with their country, more or less, what's more Aussie people had British Empire. Mr Lawson seemed to have only himself, more or less. It's true that drought is the same everywhere. He is a tremendous poet and a great discovery for an Italian, of course.
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Henry Lawson remains one of the greatest reads in early Aussie Lit. A unique insight from a unique land and a time when an immigrant nation had already declared their metal at Lone Pine and ANZAC Cove, events that helped shape our two nations at Gallipoli. This spirit Lawson so well describes in 'Knockered Up' was embodied in the wild colonial boys who fought in the Dardanelles Campaign. The Aussie blood and bravery at Lone Pine, the large number of Victoria Crosses they won there, allowed the Auckland and Wellington rifles to finally take the high ground at Chunuk Bair, and hold it for several days, before the British Navy in error shelled and killed most of the last kiwi survivors, a military blunder kept secret until the 1980s and rarely discussed. This poems uses so many words that accurately fit the heat and suffering of those diggers on that exposed sun baked ground.
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Ramesh T A 27 April 2010
Monotonous living and harsh-ship in life with no hope of change on dry land leading to pain of body, heart and soul certainly nobody likes to live long! It makes one think death better than pulling on life so! It is all expressed in a free style poem without losing touch with rhythm and rhyme makes the poem impressive one!
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Jesse Milligan 27 April 2009
Loved it. You are one of the many talented poets that make me want to make my poems be famous some day. Love to see more of your brilliant and inspiring work.
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nothing over 27 April 2009
I very much enjoyed this poem. It reminds me of my family growing up on a small farm in the country
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Kevin Straw 27 April 2009
A brillliant dialect poem. There's more impact in a poem like this than a hundred socliologocal surveys.
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Marilyn Lott 27 April 2008
I love this poem! Love the old-fashioned rhythem and rhyme and chopped up slang words. Written in the days of having to walk for miles and miles with no mode of transportation. Great read! Marilyn
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Janri Gogeshvili 27 April 2008
The drama accent causes sympathy and compassion … other authors the novels cannot sometimes transfer such dramatic character, What dynamism Henry Lawson has enclosed in this poem …
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