The teacher, at the end of day
Looks to the setting sun
With clasping hands she softly asks
“Dear God, what have we done?”
A ship sails and I stand watching till she fades on the horizon and someone at my side says She is gone.
Once I set traps,
but they’re far too clever,
keeping just out of reach of my pen.
And if I had caught them
where would I dare let them go?
Not on a genteel suburban street,
these wild and jealous shadows.
So I shut up the ceiling for good.
Now we will never escape.
foto – raleigh water park and international raceway 2010 april
I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it. Audrey Hepburn.
foto – affeection in raleigh 2010
The Australian Sunrise
Waking up in the morning, I vow with all beings
to be ready for sparks of the Dharma
from flowers or children or birds.
foto – sunrise at raleigh 2010
But if horses run within your blood
And it’s their company you crave
Be prepared for fun and joyful times
But be prepared to be their slave.
The Horse’s Slave
February 2007 Guy McLean
foto – horse at raleigh 2010
Gramma Tart or Pie
1 lb. cooked gramma
Juice and rind of 1 lemon
1 dessertspoon butter
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon sultanas or raisins
1/4 lb. sugar
1/2 lb. rich short crust
Steam or boil gramma in very little water till tender, then strain. Beat with fork till smooth and add other ingredients and mix well. Make rich short crust, roll out and line a tart tin with half. Place prepared mixture in and cover with other half of pastry. Glaze with water and sugar and bake in a hot oven for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with icing sugar and serve hot or cold.
Delicious if served hot and covered with hot vanilla custard or serve hot with ice cream melting over the top. Note – Gramma Tart is not made with pumpkin.
foto – pumkpin from raleigh and gramma from ulmarra 2010
the street resembles a neck
from a wayward guitar
with Hotel Bone sitting idle on a vein,
wedged between two frets
where the bad tunes can reach her
Sam Wagan Watson: hotel bone
foto – hotel on the way from annandale to the airport in sydney april 2010
The deepest rivers flow with the least noise. (Roman)
On the Banks of the Richmond River
foto – Bellinger River at Mylestom ( North Beach ).