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Posts Tagged ‘ poetry ’

Banjo Paterson & Mulga Bill’s Bicycle

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February 16, 2012
Banjo Paterson & Mulga Bill’s Bicycle

Light the candles, break out the tinnies. Today is Banjo Paterson's birthday - born on this date in 1864, at 'Narrambla', near Orange, in rural New South Wales. For those of you who are not Australian, or haven't had the pleasure of living down there, and don't immediately recognise the name, Andrew Barton 'Banjo'...
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Windy Nights

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January 19, 2012
Windy Nights

One of my favourite poems when I was a child was Windy Nights by Robert Louis Stevenson, who is better known for being the author of Treasure Island. In the poem, a little boy - probably Stevenson himself as a child - is laying snug in his bed, when he is awakened late on...
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To A Cyclist

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January 10, 2012
To A Cyclist

O would some power the gift to give us; to see ourselves as others see us; It would from many a blunder free us… So goes an oft-quoted stanza from a Robert Burns poem – addressed to a louse, in point of fact, one that he saw crawling on a fine lady’s bonnet in...
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