Meditation on a Bone single work   poetry   "Words scored upon a bone,"
  • Author: A. D. Hope http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/hope-a-d
Issue Details: First known date: 1957 1957
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Notes

  • Epigraph: A piece of bone, found at Trondhjem in 1901, with the following runic inscription (about AD 1050) cut on it: I loved her as a maiden; I will not trouble Erlend's detestable wife; better she should be a widow.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Quadrant vol. 1 no. 3 Winter 1957 Z602909 1957 periodical issue 1957 pg. 6
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Poetry 1958 Vincent Buckley (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1958 Z379053 1958 anthology poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1958 pg. 30-31
  • Appears in:
    y Collected Poems 1930-1965 A. D. Hope , New York (City) : Viking , 1966 Z244918 1966 selected work poetry satire humour Collected Poems 1930-1970 Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1972 pg. 96-97
  • Appears in:
    y Selected Poems A. D. Hope : Selected Poems A. D. Hope , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1973 Z370389 1973 selected work poetry This collection ... omits some of the longer pieces in my Collected poems 1930-1970 but brings the selection up to date by the inclusion of a number of poems written since then.' (Author's preface.) Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1973 pg. 67-68
  • Appears in:
    y Quadrant Twenty-Five Years Lee Shrubb (editor), Vivian Smith (editor), Peter Coleman (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1982 Z103837 1982 anthology poetry short story criticism biography St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1982 pg. 487-488
  • Appears in:
    y Cross-Country : A Book of Australian Verse John Barnes (editor), Brian McFarlane (editor), Richmond : Heinemann , 1984 Z900285 1984 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) Richmond : Heinemann , 1984 pg. 95-96
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    y My Country : Australian Poetry and Short Stories, Two Hundred Years Leonie Kramer (editor), Sydney : Lansdowne , 1985 Z1067493 1985 anthology poetry short story Sydney : Lansdowne , 1985 pg. 226
  • Appears in:
    y Two Centuries of Australian Poetry Mark O'Connor (editor), Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1988 Z322247 1988 anthology poetry criticism Contains poems grouped into 18 thematic sections (19 in 2nd. ed.) ; each section has an introduction, notes and suggestions for study activities and further study. Biographical notes on authors and indexes also included. Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1988 pg. 209
  • Appears in:
    y Cross-Country : A Book of Australian Verse John Barnes (editor), Brian McFarlane (editor), Richmond : Heinemann , 1984 Z900285 1984 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) Richmond : Heinemann Education Australia , 1988 pg. 95-96
  • Appears in:
    y Selected Poems A. D. Hope , David Brooks (editor), Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1992 Z552438 1992 selected work poetry Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1992 pg. 52-53
  • Appears in:
    y A. D. Hope : Selected Poetry and Prose A. D. Hope , David Brooks (editor), Rushcutters Bay : Halstead Press , 2000 Z398744 2000 selected work poetry essay extract review (taught in 1 units) Rushcutters Bay : Halstead Press , 2000 pg. 49
  • Appears in:
    y The Sydney Morning Herald 15 July 2000 Z634178 2000 newspaper issue 2000 pg. 33
  • Appears in:
    y A Return to Poetry 2000 Michael Duffy (editor), Potts Point : Duffy and Snellgrove , 2000 Z668260 2000 anthology poetry Ten Australian poetry-lovers, Peter Coleman, Rosemary Dobson, Peter Goldsworthy, Jamie Grant, Marion Halligan, Ashely Hay, David Malouf, Richard Tognetti, Robyn Williams and Salvatore Zofrea, present their favourite poems. Each selector was asked to choose ten of their favourite poems, with the condition that half the poems be written by Australians. Potts Point : Duffy and Snellgrove , 2000 pg. 98-99
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Poetry Library APRIL; APL; The Australian Poetry Resources Internet Library John Tranter , Sydney : 2004- Z1368099 2004- website

    'The Australian Poetry Library (APL) aims to promote a greater appreciation and understanding of Australian poetry by providing access to a wide range of poetic texts as well as to critical and contextual material relating to them, including interviews, photographs and audio/visual recordings.

    This website currently contains over 42,000 poems, representing the work of more than 170 Australian poets. All the poems are fully searchable, and may be accessed and read freely on the World Wide Web. Readers wishing to download and print poems may do so for a small fee, part of which is returned to the poets via CAL, the Copyright Agency Limited. Teachers, students and readers of Australian poetry can also create personalised anthologies, which can be purchased and downloaded. Print on demand versions will be availabe from Sydney University Press in the near future.

    It is hoped that the APL will encourage teachers to use more Australian material in their English classes, as well as making Australian poetry much more available to readers in remote and regional areas and overseas. It will also help Australian poets, not only by developing new audiences for their work but by allowing them to receive payment for material still in copyright, thus solving the major problem associated with making this material accessible on the Internet.

    The Australian Poetry Library is a joint initiative of the University of Sydney and the Copyright Agency Limited (CAL). Begun in 2004 with a prototype site developed by leading Australian poet John Tranter, the project has been funded by a major Linkage Grant from the Australian Research Council (ARC), CAL and the University of Sydney Library. A team of researchers from the University of Sydney, led by Professor Elizabeth Webby and John Tranter, in association with CAL, have developed the Australian Poetry Library as a permanent and wide-ranging Internet archive of Australian poetry resources.' Source: www.poetrylibrary.edu.au (Sighted 30/05/2011).

    Sydney : 2004-
  • Appears in:
    y The Invisible Thread : One Hundred Years of Words Irma Gold (editor), Canberra : Halstead Press , 2012 Z1878100 2012 anthology extract autobiography essay non-fiction novel poetry prose short story

    An anthology of 100 years of writing by Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, writers.

    The anthology is an official publication of the National Year of Reading 2012 and the Centenary of Canberra 2013.

    Canberra : Halstead Press , 2012
    pg. 27-28

Works about this Work

Poems 1977 single work criticism
— Appears in: Survey of Contemporary Literature 1977; (p. 5909-5911)
Alienation and Prophecy : The Grotesque in the Poetry of A.D. Hope Ross Mezger , 1976 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , September vol. 36 no. 3 1976; (p. 268-283)
Poetry in Australia: A.D. Hope John Thompson (interviewer), 1966 single work interview biography
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 26 no. 4 1966; (p. 237-246)
Poems 1977 single work criticism
— Appears in: Survey of Contemporary Literature 1977; (p. 5909-5911)
Poetry in Australia: A.D. Hope John Thompson (interviewer), 1966 single work interview biography
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 26 no. 4 1966; (p. 237-246)
Alienation and Prophecy : The Grotesque in the Poetry of A.D. Hope Ross Mezger , 1976 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , September vol. 36 no. 3 1976; (p. 268-283)
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