Category Archives: AUSTRALIA

" The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page." St. Augustine.

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Australia, n. A country lying in the South Sea, whose industrial and commercial development has been unspeakably retarded by an unfortunate dispute among geographers as to whether it is a continent or an island.
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil’s Dictionary"

http://www.corsinet.com/braincandy/qcountry.html

Tiddalick – The Frog Who Caused a Flood In the time of dreaming Before the earth was old Myths were in the making Legends yet untold Here began a story

http://members.optushome.com.au/kazoom/poetry/epic.html

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Time’s fun when you’re having flies.
Kermit the Frog

foto – frog in ulmarra december 09

Child or angel, who can tell? (She may child to others be. She is angel unto me.)

"Christmas souvenir, 1893"

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An Old Bush Road
Dear old road, wheel-worn and broken,
Winding thro’ the forest green,
Barred with shadow and with sunshine,
Misty vistas drawn between.
Grim, scarred bluegums ranged austerely,
Lifting blackened columns each
To the large, fair fields of azure,
Stretching ever out of reach.

An Anthology of Australian Verse 

foto – mists in december bilambil cottage 2008

Never deny the babies their Christmas ! It is the shining seal set upon a year of happiness.

"The Christmas holly"

MADDY

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Stumped

The box-gum on my footpath grew up through the powerlines
its branches needed trimming every year,
with age the shady lady broke way out of its confines,
the council had enough now it’s not here.

They thought of public safety as the tree had posed a threat,
especially in a summer thunderstorm.
It seems bare on the footpath as I look out with regret,
next summer it will be a trifle warm.

ty AUSTRALIAN BUSH POETRY

foto – armidale summer 07