Poetry Blog by Frances Macaulay Forde (2019, Australia)

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Yellow Daze

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Yellow Daze

 

Driving through Toodyay

in late August before

Spring arrives officially

yellow makes me smile.

 

Broome just opening

dotted with hives

flavouring the honey

and signs: ‘Beware Bees’.

 

Field undulating through

hills, no straight lines sewn

to follow dips, valleys,

creeks and around trees.

 

Canola makes me smile.

In fields waiting ...

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Desertification

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I'm posting this after reading Chris Hubbard's poem about the Nullabour.

(Photo: my hubby and daughter at the launch of the anthology where this poem was first published.)

 

Desertification

 

before cultivation the water flowed

bouncing on leaves falling, falling

to pool on fertile forest floor below

 

before cultivation the water flowed

flora bursting with life and c...

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