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Bruce Dawe’s _enter Without So Much as Knocking_

“Remember, man, thou art but dust, and unto dust though shalt return.” This is a translation of the quotation which begins Dawe’s poem, Enter Without So Much As Knocking. The quote reminds us that life is not forever; and that we are all faced with mortality. The poem itself is discussing a man’s journey from birth to death and how all around him life is interpreted by material possessions. At the beginning of the first stanza, the sentences have been…

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