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, suns 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 on 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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  • 3 days ago

    by silvershoes

    I love this and it's so you - I can easily picture you on your piece of land in Australia, mulling over the start of a new day and breathing it all in.

  • 6 days ago

    by Maple Tree

    Congratulations Nicko,

    Happy to see this peice on the front page.

  • 1 week ago

    by Maple Tree

    Im so excited I cant stand it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I've been waiting so long for a new poem from you,
    I feel like I just won the lottery!!! :-)

    This poem is rich with imagery....
    I love it!!!!

  • 1 week ago

    by Everlasting

    well, nice to read another poem written by you. Thanks for sharing.

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