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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  • 2 weeks 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

    Ben

  • 3 weeks ago

    by Gem

    Simply beautiful. I could close my eyes and picture it perfectly. Mission accomplished!

  • 1 month ago

    by Hellon

    Nicko...it's so nice to see a poem from you after so long and...it's one that I can relate so very well to!

    Those pesky kookaburras wake me every morning but...I wouldn't have it any other way :)

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

    Love this image but..should suns be sun's?

    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 ….

    Adore this stanza...so typical Australian!

    • 1 month ago

      by Nicko

      Thanks Hellon appreciate your comments and yes suns should be sun's... my crap gramma at work ha

    • 1 month ago

      by Nicko

      Grammar ...

  • 1 month 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.

  • 1 month ago

    by Maple Tree

    Congratulations Nicko,

    Happy to see this peice on the front page.

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