100.4F yesterday hot sun in Australia
Parches throat and toasts the fauna
Restless nights sleep
Throw off the doona
Crispens grass and crackles till dry
Sun in the sky blistering high
Dance bare footed across the sand
Lie on the towels to catch suntan
No cool air to dissipate heat
Hot gates to open, hot iron seats
Birds are silent in heat withdrawn
Heat makes you tired sleepy..yawn
Sun rays beam down washing gets dried
Towels all crunchy almost fried
Trees not moving no wind to stir
But this is the country I love ….AUSTRALIA
It is a country I love too, Mumsy. Yet again, there you are with words that melt, well, ahem, not with the heat, although I remember Summers like that only too well… it would be so dry, I could not move, I would literally feel like heatstroke had got to me. I needed to stay cool, but had to walk to Uni or go to Woolies and it was just yuck!!! no matter what, I will return whenever I can, just so I can nurture my Aussie heart.
Laughing – one can melt as you know under the Australian sun and yesterday was no exception though today we have a breeze and sun and 20deg C…typically Melbourne. Yes you need to return – come back to your roots – get Aussie-e-nised once more 🙂 xxxxx
A thousand hugs for writing this.
Darling – a 1,000 hugs for saying it 🙂 xxxx
Thank you Seth very much 🙂
Ohh…the words made images come to my head …*smiles* …. it helps when it is so cold here.
I like the part about how the heat makes you tired and sleepy … that is an imagery that I can feel nod nods.
Why thank you – are you tired poppet? 🙂 xx
A little *smiles* ..but at LEAST one more blog post to comment on…its a poem one *smiles*
I must tire people so by comments 😦 you like my poetry? If so I am pleased 🙂
1) tire people out? pfffttttt. *orders you to take that back* (Ohh…I am “mom-ing” the Mumsy *grins*)
2) and aye … I like the words you write …. some of your “normal” blog posts, even if written as prose or conversation … are sometimes poetry nod nods …. but I know you mean the ones you write as poetry … and yes, I do like them.
Oh I’m so jealous…we’re swimming in snow here in Wisconsin!!
We are in for a hot summer Mel… I think even though I hate snow – I should welcome …if only just a little. 🙂
Katie – I love that you have pfft’d that’s one of my favourite sayings 🙂
Thank you from the bottom of my beaty thing xxxxxx
Yes and those darn snakes are everywhere in the country right now! Love that beach……Paula x
You can keep those 🙂 Wish I could put my own photos up 😦 but thank you xxxx Mumsy