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Issue Details: First known date: 2002... 2002 Poems for All Occasions
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A collection of well-known poems from across the ages grouped by topic or event (such as 'Childbirth and Christening' and 'Funerals and Memorial Services'). Australian and international authors are included.


  • Contents indexed selectively.


* Contents derived from the Wollongong, Wollongong area, Illawarra, South Coast, New South Wales,:Five Islands Press , 2002 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Invention of Dreamingi"Inside the womb", Kate Llewellyn , single work poetry (p. 11-12)
Woman to Childi"You who were darkness warmed my flesh", Judith Wright , single work poetry (p. 13)
Woman's Songi"O move in me, my darling,", Judith Wright , single work poetry (p. 14)
Five Days Oldi"Christmas is in the air.", Francis Webb , single work poetry (p. 15-16)
A Cradle Songi"Husha-husha-bye!", Mary Gilmore , single work poetry (p. 18)
Song for My Daughteri"My daughter, my rosy one, my new bloom", Catherine Bateson , extract poetry (p. 19)
A Problem of Languagei"How praise a man? She cannot vow", Dorothy Auchterlonie , single work poetry (p. 23)
This is My Kissi"This is my kiss, this", Ian McBryde , single work poetry (p. 35)
Epithalamiumi"All I give you this day", Ken Taylor , single work poetry (p. 36)
A Woman's Worki"Will you forgive me that I did not run", Dorothy Nimmo , single work poetry (p. 39)
Advice to a Discarded Loveri"Think, now: if you have found a dead bird,", Fleur Adcock , single work poetry (p. 40)
Elegy for Drowned Childreni"What does he do with them all, the old king:", Bruce Dawe , single work poetry (p. 55)
Anniversaryi"So the light falls, and so it fell", Gwen Harwood , single work poetry (p. 57)
Pietai"A year ago you came", James McAuley , single work poetry (p. 58)
Death, an Odei"Death, you're more successful than America,", John Forbes , single work poetry (p. 69)
For the Falleni"They went with songs to the battle, they were young,", Laurence Binyon , extract poetry war literature (p. 74)
Anzac Covei"There's a lonely stretch of hillocks:", Leon Gellert , single work poetry war literature (p. 75)
Beach Buriali"Softly and humbly to the Gulf of Arabs", Kenneth Slessor , single work poetry war literature (p. 78)
All Fall Downi"On the third night the rose", Ron Pretty , single work poetry (p. 86)
The News and Weatheri"I smoothed the pelt of the hills with my long looking", Rosemary Dobson , single work poetry (p. 87)

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