Thursday, 3 January 2019

Australia January


The timid silence of dawn 
Surely meant a torrid day
Australia January
Even the dogs do not bark
In this heat there's nought to say

You've flung covers off our bed
Pensive thoughts run through my mind
Australia January
You grin at me but shake your head
Clearly it's not time to play

The wind whips up the dust and more
I ready to check the stock
Australia January
Dogs jump in the truck with me
For they do it everyday

Drive around the boundary
Good, the sheep have found some shade
Australia January
Find all the gates are secure
The creek's dry at the causway

Tasks all done I return home
Dogs are fed in the shed
Australia January
Wife greets me back with a kiss
She's going to make my day

Image found at https://pixabay.com/en/sheep-green-grass-field-farm-2704132/

12 comments:

  1. it's beyond brutally hot - our winter's cold for your blistering summer's heat - and extreme is extreme, but this is becoming more than alarming...

    you've certainly captured the sense of the dust, the oppressiveness of heat, the desperation in need for water ...
    Janus' face certainly wears a mask of opposites ...

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  2. I can feel that oppressive heat as, over here, january is like a wild child, raging.

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  3. You’ve evoked the heat vividly, Robin, and I think I have to remove my snugly cardigan to cool down for a while! Great lines:
    ‘Even the dogs do not bark
    In this heat there's nought to say’.
    I hope sheep, dogs and humans found plenty of shade.

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  4. I can feel the heat and its intensity in your words here, Robin💞 love the repetition of "Australia January" which works really well to gift us an evocative poem 😊 Thank you so much for participating.

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  5. Oh, the world either is burning or flooding it seems. Great write!

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  6. Drive around the boundary
    Good, the sheep have found some shade
    Australia January

    It certainly is a long hot season then.Those grazing are not spared.

    Hank

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  7. I'm leaning into my screen, trying to steal a bit of Australian heat--I'm freezing in New York!

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  8. So much can make a day! A lovely day in January.

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  9. Oh you make me long for our summer... but we have to survive this winter.

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  10. I spent several weeks in Australia years ago, in October. Fell in love with every place I visited and if I could return, I would even embrace the January heat! Great write.

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  11. Our Summer in Sydney has been very pleasant so far.Too many tourists...I don't like being here during this time...CROWDS everywhere. I am usually in the outback this time of year but the air conditioning in the car broke down so waiting for it to be fixed before I go. To survive the outback air con is a must...plenty of reserve tanks of water...even if you have to buy it (costs an arm and leg) lot of trees for shade and a pool of any kind.All this can be created from a dustbowl with a lot of hard work.You can't make it rain but when it does you need to save and store it somewhere.

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  12. Sweet homecoming. I'm rather taken with Australia - watch a few shows on "Acorn" app and I love them. So gorgeous.

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