A story of Australian terms plants and wildlife. Ref 022 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ An “Acrostic “poetic tribute to my darling girl ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Written by Philip 4th October 2018. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
A story of Australian terms plants and wildlife.
Six years in the making , it ended all too soon Two oldies ,lost your husband I lost my wife Oh you were so Australian n I a winging Pom Reaching three score years and ten in life You ‘d have to say “What were these guys on”
Oh it’s chemistry yes the chemistry was right For t’was a no brainer , I knew I wasn’t wrong
A story of Australian terms plants and wild life Under this Oz Angel,who tried to get me gone Something clicked, I had to make her my wife. That took a good six months to bring together Racing up n down from Sydney to Melbourne And we did the road trip up to Sydney to live Loving the old Aussie towns on the route In fact we had a year renting in Manley NSW A story of Australian terms plants and wildlife New words and phrases and broad humour
Terms like tucker and strine and wowser Echidna ? that burrowing egg laying mammal Ringtail possums sitting on the garden fences Many ,varied and colourful birds in life abound Some so vocal with a cacophony of sound.
Phil and Barbara born on different continents Living seventy years on different continents. And now coming together in a beautiful bond Nothing to compare in a hundred n fifty years. That’s the extent of our joint living years. Segregated on two separate continents
An “ Acrostic” tribute to my darling girl. Now having met by chance at a family party Drawn together to form the ultimate affair
Would you not like to hear more about us? I was scared to venture off the beaten track. Like I am supposed to be talking nature Dinkum is something genuinely honest Love is honest , love is unconditional I want to make this poem so very honest Furphy gave rise to an unfounded rumour Exactly ! Furphy was the early water carrier
An “Acrostic “ tribute to my darling girl. Now I know she deserves another tribute.
And I for sure will give it to my dearest one Coolgardie safe for keeping food cool Roo meat is tender if you keep it out the sun. Ockers abound those matey unpolished males Smoking away their lives in designated areas These men are the salt of the earth,sociable I would oft sit in the smoking area and blah Conversations diverse But I don’t smoke.
Pavlova graces many a table covered in fruit On the occasional meal out we may partake Especially at our birthday anniversary treats Those dates so special in our calendar I remember June before last we made a trip Coming over the beautiful Blue Mountains
The trip we made was to Bathurst in NSW Reminiscing in the town of Barbara’s birth I was enchanted by the fertile landscapes Backblocks n outback. Remote country areas Urgent that we found the ancient homestead Then met Barbs cousin who still farms there Even though Seventy years had passed since
Turned out that he was orphaned as a child Orphaned when his mother died in childbirth
My God, times were tough in those days. Yet how I ramble? I should be teaching nature
Diligently I shall try to stick to the point. A story of Australian terms plants and wildlife. Ringtail possums possesses essential stoicism Larrikin ? beware of that grog filled hooligan It looks like a possum especially when drunk. Now we were sometimes awakened by them. Grog is the devils brew if VB is consumed
Grant me a moment of reflection to the finale I got little to show for my poem of Nature Rightly this is a tribute to my Darling girl Let no man think I fantasise. This grief is real. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~. Written by Philip. 4th. October 2018.