Saturday, September 14, 2013

The Drovers Dog.











http://allpoetry.com/poem/8446481-Ballad-Of-The-Drover-by-Henry_Lawsonhttp://allpoetry.com/poem/8446481-Ballad-Of-The-Drover-by-Henry_Lawson

8 comments:

  1. Amazing imagery as always...dare I say, bold?

    The contrast in greenery (softness) with spare dryness (and dryland plant forms) is great. Not to mention the old keyboards on what looks like corrugated steel. I have to think about that one, as well as the title, some more!

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  2. That exploded dead tree is spectacular.

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  3. David,my given climate is about 2 distinct extremes in 'look' ..the lush plump greens of the cool and wetter (sometimes) season and the other end the dry and sometimes very hot to 45C. I have created a juggling act between the 2 looks..both seasons are to lesser and greater degree's to be seen at all times of the year but I must say my preference is the drier and hotter when the stress impacts on the plants..that is the real beauty...not the pampered over fed/over watered plants the garden glossy media industry will have the masses believe! Get over it I say!!

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  4. I taught English for a few months in a very northern Thai area where the people by and large are very poor (the hill tribes) and many know no world other than their immediate surrounds. One of my lessons involved showing a Vid of my garden thaT HAD shots of the mountain in its winter/summer garg (green/brown) These kids live in tropical green all year round and were quite baffled by the 2 LOOKS! I thought that was fantastic!!

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  5. read 'garb' not 'garg'! i like the new word though!!

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  6. James the 'exploded' tree is part of the trunk base of a very old Californian Pinus radiata that died and was knocked down and burnt..I rescued this beautiful chunk from the bonfire! It shows the stress/rip and tear of pain and death and now it is alive again..few a few more years at least before it rots!!

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