Poetry

The Great Australian Song: We all Belong

THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN SONG

The great Australian lifestyle,
BBQ’s and minding your p’s and q’s,
Holidaying in the great outdoors,
Sitting reading a book,
Hearing a kookaburra,
Having a look,
For there are trails,
And grails to be found,
And always the sound of birds.

The Mung beans and bean curd,
Is the etiquette of… Continue reading

Banjo Patterson: Australian Poets

Ah the bush poets, how inspirational.

IN DEFENCE OF THE BUSH by A.B. “Banjo” Paterson

So you’re back from up the country, Mister Lawson, where you went,
And you’re cursing all the business in a bitter discontent;
Well, we grieve to disappoint you, and it makes us sad to hear
That it wasn’t cool and… Continue reading

Changing Just In Time

CHANGING JUST IN TIME

The land is not mine,
Yet it is extracted from,
Ploughed up,
To satisfy the human condition,
For we are conditioned to consume,
More than what we have.

I see the long bitumen roads,
The small towns catering for miners,
For many are seeking a higher wage,
In conditions that are… Continue reading

 

Mohandas Gandhi

“God has no religion”

Archives

Categories