Country Press single work   poetry   "Under the dusty print of hobnailed boots,"
  • Author: Rosemary Dobson http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/dobson-rosemary
Issue Details: First known date: 1947 1947
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  • This poem ends with the words: 'Surround the tragic statement of my death / With euchre-drives and good-times-had-by-all / That, with these warm concomitants of life / Jostled and cheered, in lower-case italics / I shall go homewards in the Western Star.'

    At Rosemary Dobson's funeral on 4 July 2012, Dobson's younger son, Ian Bolton, read 'Country Press'. Bolton noted that his brother, Robert Bolton, had arranged for Dobson's death notice to appear in the Western Star on 3 July.

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Poet's Final Journey to Western Star Gia Metherell , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 5 July 2012; (p. 8)

Gia Metherell reports on the funeral of Rosemary Dobson. Metherell notes that Dobson's poem 'Country Press' was read during the service by Dobson's younger son Ian Bolton. After reading the poem, Bolton commented that his brother, Robert Bolton, 'had arranged for their mother's death notice to appear in the previous day's edition of the Western Star.' Dobson's poem ends with the words: 'Surround the tragic statement of my death / With euchre-drives and good-times-had-by-all / That, with these warm concomitants of life / Jostled and cheered, in lower-case italics / I shall go homewards in the Western Star.'

Poet's Final Journey to Western Star Gia Metherell , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 5 July 2012; (p. 8)

Gia Metherell reports on the funeral of Rosemary Dobson. Metherell notes that Dobson's poem 'Country Press' was read during the service by Dobson's younger son Ian Bolton. After reading the poem, Bolton commented that his brother, Robert Bolton, 'had arranged for their mother's death notice to appear in the previous day's edition of the Western Star.' Dobson's poem ends with the words: 'Surround the tragic statement of my death / With euchre-drives and good-times-had-by-all / That, with these warm concomitants of life / Jostled and cheered, in lower-case italics / I shall go homewards in the Western Star.'

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