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The Great Wide Blue up Yonder

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LindsayP
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        THE GREAT WIDE BLUE UP YONDER

Trapped in a city of unclean air,
I gaze  around with a vacant stare
And wonder where I made that erroneous turn,
For many a day itís clouded in smog,
The fumes and the dust the sinuses clog,
Once more for those wide open spaces I yearn.

For once again I would like to wander
Beneath the great wide blue up yonder,
Where wild flower buds are born to blush unseen,
Where their fragrance pure is wasted
Like vintage wine thatís never tasted,
Then drifts away in those far flung glades of green.

To see an old man kangaroo
As he leaves his tracks in the morning dew,
Slowly raise himself to his full majestic height,
His senses quickly become intense
As a dingo shows at the boundary fence,
Then stealthily steals away in the gathering light.

To rest in the shade on a riverís bank
Where the grass grows green and lush and rank,
And the reeds all gently murmur in the breeze,
Watching swallows that duty bring
To catch insects upon the wing,
Their nestlingís hunger shortly to appease.

As the sun at its meridian shines
And activity in the bush declines,
Solace and solitude quietly paves the way,
But as the afternoon wears on
The heat of sun is gradually gone,
Towards the closing of another perfect day.

At twilight, half an hour Ďfore dark,
A ring- barked redgum standing stark
Is immersed suddenly in a swirling cloud of white,
A screeching crowd of cockatoos
For silence who at first refuse,
Then slowly settle down for the coming night.

Then as the dark itís talons curl,
The nocturnal birds their wings unfurl,
Then a golden glow appears on horizons far,
Forth comes a softly tranquil moon
As frogs and crickets call in tune
Interrupted by the call of some lone nightjar.

The bush and plains it magic spun,
I know it's not for everyone
But to me it's an untold paradise,
For city folk can never see
The pleasure bushland brings to me
Or appreciate the things that make it nice.
© Copyright 2007 Lindsay P Wilson - All Rights Reserved
Earth Angel
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1 posted 09-06-2007 09:26 AM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

Lindsay, thank you so much for sharing your visions and feelings on the great Outback in the Land Down Under! So vividly descriptive that I can see it, feel it ~ and almost taste it!

Beautifully scribed, Dear Poet.


EA
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The bush and plains it magic spun,
I know it's not for everyone
But to me it's an untold paradise,
For city folk can never see
The pleasure bushland brings to me
Or appreciate the things that make it nice.

~*~

You have to taste the air
to know.

Well done, Sir!

Rick
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Hi Lindsay, good to see yet another great post my friend, much enjoyed as always. Have a great day and take care.

Rick
Gentle Spirit
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4 posted 09-06-2007 02:34 PM       View Profile for Gentle Spirit   Email Gentle Spirit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gentle Spirit

An absolutely wonderful write full of imagery and thought.  Very much enjoyed this today.
JamesMichael
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Nice writing...James
LindsayP
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Thank you so much for your kind comments
Earth Angel, I'm glad you enjoyed it.
LindsayP
LindsayP
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Sunshine, you certainly hit the nail on the head when you said you can taste the air.
The air that one tastes when you walk through our eucalyptus bushlands has a perfume that cannot be smelled in any city on earth, including our own. Thank you.
LindsayP
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Rick, thank you my friend for your kind comments. It's time you posted another great Poem. Good luck LindsayP
LindsayP
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Gentle Spirit, Thank you sincerely for your kind comments, LindsayP
LindsayP
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Thanks James Michael, much appreciated.
LindsayP
JL
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"The bush and plains it magic spun,
I know it's not for everyone
But to me it's an untold paradise,
For city folk can never see
The pleasure bushland brings to me
Or appreciate the things that make it nice."

Spirited write!
Love this verse.

JL

Blessed are those who are generous, because they feed the poor.
~Proverbs 22:9 NLT

LindsayP
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Thanks JL, glad you enjoyed it.

LindsayP
Earl Brinkman
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13 posted 08-12-2010 05:49 AM       View Profile for Earl Brinkman   Email Earl Brinkman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Earl Brinkman

The bush may not be for everyone as you state but it seems to be a glorious place.
 
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