Poem -

A Day In The Bush

A Day In The Bush

A halo round the fading moon,
Sweet mist upon the grass.
The croak of frogs from yon lagoon,
A flight of ducks wing past.
A dingo howls farewell to night,
The crimson sunrise comes;
The dawn is here to start the day,
All hail the rising sun.

That blazing orb now bakes the plains, 
Heat shimmers on the ground.
The gum trees droop their leaves in pain,
The paddocks all are brown.
From long grass on the lat below
Rise heads of kangaroo.
Of rain, no sign, of clouds, no show,
Just endless skies of blue.

But now the evening cool arrives,
The distant hills turn red.
The sun's rays flash like crimson knives,
and darkness' blanket spreads.
Cicadas strike their evening chords,
And kookaburras laugh.
On sunset's purple cloak abroad
The moon sheds silver paths.

Log in or Become a Member to comment.

Comments

author
al Bikaadi

Spirit of Australis
must have been your muse
Reading of our sunkissed land
hooked me like a ruse
I felt that I was home again
on varada by garage
It really felt like I was there
but alas t'was a mirage

 

Reply
author
Paul Bownas

Thank you so much for your kind words, I really do appreciate them.
 

Reply
author
Paul Bownas

Thank you for your kind words, please accept my apology for not thanking you sooner.
 

Reply
author
Silent Dreamer

On sunset's purple cloak abroad
The moon sheds silver paths.

My favourite lines in this exceptional piece! Beautifully written😍

Reply
author
Paul Bownas

Thank you so much, I am delighted that you enjoyed the poem.

Reply
author
Paul Bownas

Thank you for your kind comment; when i write, I try to paint a picture with words, so others, can see what is in my mind.

Reply
author
Paul Bownas

Thank you so much, I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Reply
author
Paul Bownas

Thak you Mitsali, I am very grateful for your kind words.

Reply
author
Paul Bownas

This photo was taken by me at Waranga Basin, in north-eastern Victoria.

Reply
author
Paul Bownas

I took this photo at the Waranga basin, in North-eastern Victoria.

Reply
author
Rae Rae

It's like I was there😂 loved it great write💚

Reply
author
Paul Bownas

Thank you for your kind remarks, I try to paint a picture with words, so that others can see what is in my mind.

Reply