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Post by Dennis N O'Brien » Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:03 pm

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Re: Drought

Post by Neville Briggs » Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:46 pm

You've got a lot of authentic detail which builds up the picture. I think you've got the best impact because it is true to experience. If you wanted to put that in one of the bush poetry comps I reckon it would go pretty well.
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Re: Drought

Post by DollyDot » Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:26 pm

Hi Dennis

I like this poem. I think what I like about it most that it is timeless - could be now or a hundred years ago. You write such a variance of poetry so I always have to have a read just to see what your up to. You seem to have the knack of getting loads of comments or very lfew. I find this interesting but can see how you like writing in different styles and on a great deal of different topics. Very interesting! Keep it up; it gets me focused and thinking. Thanks


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Re: Drought

Post by Ron » Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:02 pm

Liked it Dennis
The story of our land, that has been written about so many times in the past. And to write a new poem on that theme and to give the feeling that it is not just rehashing old ground is an achievement. To me, you have accomplished this, well done.

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Re: Drought

Post by Dennis N O'Brien » Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:09 pm

Thanks Neville, Ron and Dolly. I appreciate your comments.
Dolly, I had to smile at your comment "You seem to have the knack of getting loads of comments or very few."
I guess that is open to interpretation, a bit like some of my poems. :)


Re: Drought

Post by Rimeriter » Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:15 pm

Well, mine is another comment.

A positive one. How could it be anything else.

Mate, as I read it. I lived it.

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Re: Drought

Post by r.magnay » Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:53 pm

As Ron said Dennis, a common theme often written about, it does it for me though, I could see every detail as it happened!

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Re: Drought

Post by Dennis N O'Brien » Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:33 am

Thanks Jim and Ross - glad you liked the poem.

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