My view

by Nicko   Feb 8, 2017

My view

Earthy tones
beneath my feet, stretch out.
Greens, browns, grass of burnt gold.
To the distance, indistinct horizon,
shimmering and hazy.

Above, sun's sweet whisper of dawn,
reaches through branch and leaf.
Freckling the ground like random patchwork,
still damp from darkness’s nightly kiss

Kookaburra’s cackling laugh, echoes across the valley.
Shouting life, mocking morning.
While an irritating fly attempts a kiss at the corner of my lip.
Seeking moisture and sweetness,
as it whispers in my ear,
"Pssst, the day, it’s going to be a hot one”

The wind tries to awake, huffs and puffs,
huffs and puffs again.
Breathing on the dusty ground,
seeking momentum before expiring.
Wagging its tail, its last breath touches the tips of the tall eucalypts,
before scuttling over the hill.

A whistle awakes my reverence,
My soot blackened kettle calls out.
Tea bag in hand.
An early morning cuppa for a sentimental fool.
What can be better than that ….


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  • 9 months ago

    by Milly Hayward

    A well deserved win it really brings Austrailia into my home. I wish I was there right now Milly x

  • 1 year ago

    by mossgirl19

    I always enjoy poems about the typical things people do in life, so raw that I can relate and the beauty of the poem etches something in the heart. Great piece.

  • 1 year ago

    by Ben

    I was reading this this morning and it made me laugh because i can see i've already been here twice hahahaha awesome write Nicko!

    • 1 year ago

      by Nicko

      Ha thanks Ben pleased to see you back

  • 1 year ago

    by Naughtymouse

    I had to read this again....dude this freakin rocks.

  • 1 year ago

    by Naughtymouse

    Your imagery is first class fella, really this is an awesome write - the first i've read from you...i'll be back hahahaha


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