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Isis
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Sunny Queensland


0 posted 05-26-2000 09:18 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

Carry me back to Mullumbimby,
My heart does reside there,
Rural views with sea fresh air,
No finer place on Earth than there.

Rolling green hills with thigh high grass,
Just begging young and old to frolick and play,
We hold hands and race down the hills,
Chasing the blues away.

Smell the fresh tang of the native Latana,
See it's red/orange/yellow blooms,
It's scent fills the summertime air,
Happiness here, no darkness or gloom.

Mt.Warning in the distance,
The first land sighted in Australia,
She welcomes us all on land and sea,
No finer place can there be.

Twin peaks of Chincogan,
A familiar landmark,
My great grandfather lived at their base,
Such a 'feel' to this place.

The old family home built in 1880,
This is our family place of origin,
Green blowing pastures, dotted with cattle,
The birdlife still sings it's delightful din.

Ten minutes away the land meets the sea,
Australia's most easterly point,
The first place in Australia that sees the morning sun,
My favourite stretch of coast - Byron Bay.

Perched on rugged green cliff face,
Bryon Bay Lighthouse, so familiar to me,
This is the land of my forefathers,
No finer view you will see.

Mullumimby rural haven,
Mt. Warning, Byron Bay,
This portion of the New South Wales coastline,
Is simply a heaven to me.

Filled with history,
Family memories,
Countless holidays we enjoyed here,
Here I am home, here my spirit is set free.


 I'll tell you this...... No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.....
~Isis~
(Goddess - Sovereign of the Spirit)




[This message has been edited by Isis (edited 05-26-2000).]
brian madden
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1 posted 05-27-2000 05:15 AM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

Thanks Isis for momentarily bringing me to Australia. At the moment I saving my all pennies to visit one of closest friends who moved out there last year.

a wonderful poem, it brought back a lot of fond memories of our friendship. I mean I can't even watch Skippy without a tear in my eye but your poem really did it.  

a wonderful poem.
      

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netswan
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2 posted 05-27-2000 06:07 AM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Oh, Isis, so beautiful sounding. Australia
is where I want to visit before I die.
I have made many net aussie friends -)

Wonderful poem, full of imagery - yes,
nothing like thigh high grass to frolic
in

~netswan
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3 posted 05-27-2000 06:15 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Isis~
Sounds sooooooo lovely.
I hope to one day visit
friends in the Boyne Island area.
I can DREAM .....
~*Marge*~


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Isis
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4 posted 05-27-2000 06:32 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

Thanks guys!!!  I wasn't too happy with the outcome of this poem I felt the imagery was lacking, and the I wanted to further describe Byron Bay the way the goats hang on the sheer cliffs, like magic, as they are so steep you wonder how they can?  The white dots amongst the green!!
But Brian I am pleased it made you teary, that is all any writer can hope for.
Thanks

 I'll tell you this...... No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.....
~Isis~
(Goddess - Sovereign of the Spirit)




[This message has been edited by Isis (edited 05-30-2000).]
EagleOne
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5 posted 05-30-2000 02:50 AM       View Profile for EagleOne   Email EagleOne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for EagleOne

I think you described it pretty well Isis, the feeling you get from this land of ours is very hard to put into words. I have been trying for a while to capture the feeling of one of my favourite places, the Barrington Tops..ah well, one day perhaps.  

 God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me. ~Unknown


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6 posted 05-30-2000 02:51 AM       View Profile for EagleOne   Email EagleOne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for EagleOne

I think you described it pretty well Isis, the feeling you get from this land of ours is very hard to put into words. I have been trying for a while to capture the feeling of one of my favourite places, the Barrington Tops..ah well, one day perhaps.  

 God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me. ~Unknown


Isis
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7 posted 05-30-2000 06:35 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

Thanks Eagle One, you are an Aussie??  I didn't know that!!  Where are the Barrington Tops?  Being a Brissy girl I don't know!!  
Glad you all liked this..  

 I'll tell you this...... No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.....
~Isis~
(Goddess - Sovereign of the Spirit)


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