100 Australian Poems 4.0: "The Sick Stockrider" by Adam Lindsay Gordon

I don't have much to write about this poem as I covered it in a couple of posts last year as a part of my "Classic Year" reading.  The fact that it fits into both these collections says a lot about its ability to impress even at this distance. 

Text: "The Sick Stockrider" by Adam Lindsay Gordon

Author bio:  Australian Dictionary of Biography

Publishing history: Originally published in the "Colonial Monthly" in January 1870.  Subsequent appearances are too many to mention. 

 Next five poems in the book:

"My Other Chinee Cook" by James Brunton Stephens

"Bell-Birds" by Henry Kendall

"Are You the Cove?" by Joseph Furphy ("Tom Collins")

"How McDougal Topped the Score" by Thomas E. Spencer

"The Wail of the Waiter" by Marcus Clarke

Note: this post forms part of my series on the poems contained in the anthology 100 Australian Poems You Need to Know edited by Jamie Grant.  You can read the other posts in this series here.

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