Sunday, August 08, 2021

RIP Bones: Robert Bartrim: A Good Death (From A Literary Perspective)

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Robert, Bob, (Bones) Bartrim passed away peacefully at 5.30 pm on Friday 6th August in Royal North Shore Hospital surrounded by his sons, following recent heart surgery. Rest In Peace Bones!

Bob Bartrim, better known as Bones, has spent 45 years working in printing. For 35 years he worked at the Government Printing. Office.


Late Ernie Page MP: I acknowledge also Demetrio Miraflor, Ross Fulwood, Paul Brock, known as Radar, and Robert Bartrim, known as Bones.

Bone with his mates printed many PAC reports and papers …

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Then again, E. A. Robinson himself was the author Merlin and Tristram. The last line of my translation was influenced by a refrain from another of Robinson’s poems, “Mr. Flood’s Party,” which is dearer to me even than “Cheevy,”Richard Cory,” and all his other anthology pieces.

A little ball hits the roulette wheel
and rattles, as if cutting ice.
Circling its motley prison, it will
bring someone some small happiness…

While all my life I kept on spinning
and happiness played hard to get…
Days pass away… My hair is thinning…
Well, then — perhaps I’ll place a bet?..

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A Good Death (From A Literary Perspective)

"I cannot expect to have a good death if my life did not accomplish certain specific things. And these things are not material." - Los Angeles Review of Books