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Poetry at 30,000 feet

Flying out of Alice Springs on a nearly empty flight, and cabin crew Mark suddenly decides (after an enthusiastic discussion of Joy Division) to treat us to an unexpected rendition of Banjo Paterson’s 1890 poem ‘The Man from Snowy River’. 168 more words

War Horses

One hundred years ago today was the beginning of the Gallipoli Campaign during The First World War. Over the course of 8 months, a whole lot of Australians and New Zealanders (as well as Englishmen, Irishmen, Indians, Canadians, Frenchmen, and Turks) died in this ill-fated and ultimately meaningless military campaign. 744 more words

Pale Lager

The Man They Call The Banjo

Nature of event: The Man They Call The Banjo – World Premiere Season

Where:  Mt Rothwell Estate 985 Little River Ripley Rd (enter via Mt Rothwell Rd) Little River, VIC Drinks 6.30pm Show 7.30pm… 221 more words

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WRITING 101- DAY 3-COMMIT TO A WRITING PRACTICE

A commitment of fifteen minutes a day combined with today’s prompt, ‘three most important songs in my life’. All by free writing, just emptying the mind onto the page. 609 more words

ALWAYS LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE

Day 6 ... My Choice for Poetry Potlucking 201:

Share with us a poem that you love (by someone who isn’t you, please). Quote a particularly striking line (or two) in a new message or drop a link to the whole piece. 187 more words

Muses

Happy birthday Banjo!

For yesterday, that is.

I just drove back from Orange, about three and a half hours from Canberra. Andrew Barton ‘Banjo’ Paterson was born here, and the 17th February is his birthday. 136 more words

Poetry

February 17 in history

1500 The Battle of Hemmingstedt.

1600 The philosopher Giordano Bruno was burned alive at Campo de’ Fiori in Rome for heresy.

1801 An electoral tie between… 519 more words

History