Prayer for Rain single work   poetry   "Sweet rain, bless our windy farm,"
Is part of Cocky's Calendar : Poems David Campbell 1961 sequence poetry
  • Author: David Campbell
Issue Details: First known date: 1958 1958
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  • Appears in:
    y Australian Letters vol. 1 no. 4 November 1958 Z590839 1958 periodical issue 1958 pg. 37
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    y Australian Poetry 1959 Nancy Keesing (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1959 Z27586 1959 anthology poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1959 pg. 18
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    y Australian Letters vol. 3 no. 3 March 1961 Z593379 1961 periodical issue 1961 pg. 7
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    y Cocky's Calendar : Poems David Campbell , Adelaide : Australian Letters , 1961 Z823129 1961 sequence poetry (taught in 1 units) Adelaide : Australian Letters , 1961
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    y Modern Australian Writing Geoffrey Dutton (editor), London : Collins , 1966 Z403049 1966 anthology poetry short story London : Collins , 1966 pg. 104
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    y The Vital Decade : Ten Years of Australian Art and Letters Geoffrey Dutton (editor), Max Harris (editor), Melbourne : Sun Books Australian Letters , 1968 Z402644 1968 anthology criticism poetry short story prose Melbourne : Sun Books Australian Letters , 1968 pg. 44
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    y Selected Poems David Campbell , North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1978 Z102109 1978 selected work poetry war literature North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1978 pg. 38
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    y Collected Poems David Campbell , Leonie Kramer (editor), North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1989 Z491279 1989 collected work poetry North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1989 pg. 75
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    y Hardening of the Light : Selected Poems David Campbell , Philip Mead (editor), Charnwood : Indigo , 2006 Z1326792 2006 selected work poetry Charnwood : Indigo , 2006 pg. 48
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    y Song for a Wren : Country Poems and Images David Campbell , Blackheath : Writelight , 2009 Z1724418 2009 selected work poetry Blackheath : Writelight , 2009 pg. 26
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    y Little Book of Weather Michelle Mortimer , Joanna Karmel , Canberra : National Library of Australia , 2011 Z1765141 2011 anthology poetry

    'Little Book of Weather reflects Australians' fascination with the weather of their arid continent: those on the land watch for stormy skies promising to relieve the parched ground, or grieve the loss of the top soil to the wind; those in towns and cities wait for rain to fill up the water tanks and reservoirs. People appreciate the beauty of the snow, of mist in the morning or of light streaming through the clouds. The years come and go, often marked by events that become part of Australian folklore—the 1895 Federation drought, the 1983 Ash Wednesday bushfires in Victoria and South Australia, the 1990 floods in New South Wales and Queensland, the February 7 2009 Victorian bushfires.

    'The latest addition to the National Library of Australia's 'Little Books' series, Little Book of Weather features the work of some of Australia's much-loved poets, including Judith Wright, Les Murray, David Campbell, Mudrooroo, James McAuley, Banjo Paterson and Dorothea Mackellar, along with beautiful images from the Library's collection by Joseph Lycett, Edward Close, Ellis Rowan, Harold Cazneaux, Peter Dombrovskis, Olegas Truchanas, Katherine Nix and others.' (From the publisher's website.)

    Canberra : National Library of Australia , 2011
    pg. 26
Alternative title: Doa Minta Hujan
First line of verse: "Sweet rain, bless our windy farm,=Hujanku hujan, turunlah di ladang-ladang"
Language: English , Indonesian
Last amended 15 Sep 2011
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