The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #168014   Message #4065230
Posted By: GUEST,Gerry
21-Jul-20 - 05:31 AM
Thread Name: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround on Zoom-Today!!!
SPB, the reference to Gordon in the 4th stanza is, indeed, to the poet Adam Lindsay Gordon, but the interpretation I've heard is that the poem has more to do with Lawson's relationship with Hannah Thorburn. She died just six weeks before Lawson & his wife, Bertha, arrived back in Australia from two years in England.