I really like this piece on T.S. Eliot and Henry Lawson. I think it’s very creative how you have identified the commonalities between the two of them and weaved the idea together. Your writing illustrates a bleak and dying landscape very effectively. With the drought going on in rural Australia I’m sure there are many Australians who’s thoughts echo what you’ve written. I love how you opened and closed the open with different lines from the poem The Hollow Men. The closing lines “This is the way the world ends/ Not with a bang but a whimper” suit the tone of hopelessness in your piece.
If I had to offer an improvement, and this is being super nitpicky here just for the sake of saying something, the line “The cattle thirsts” is a little confusing. I don’t know if cattle is supposed to be singular or a group, since the word suggests a whole herd, but singular would just be “thirst”. Literally the only criticism I could find. Great job!