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"life At The Top"

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"Life At The Top"

Sweeping golden grasses, fresh scent of stringybark,

A land time forgot, a world set apart.

Scurries of busy termites, tall cathederals made with sand,

Beware the crocodylus, hiding under Melalleuca stands.

Chatter of cockatoos against setting rays of light,

the ghostly cries of curlew birds on still moon-lit nights.

The spirits of this land, they whisper on the breeze,

sharing ancient stories, through the water, rocks and trees.

Sculpted by relentless heat, rains and crashing thunder,

arise the rugged cliffs and gorges, our northern land Down-Under.

From mighty rivers, monsoon forest to open savanna plains,

remains a beauty not replaced by cars, trucks and trains.

The moody skies above show delights and strike our fears,

another day, a part of life, in this wild, untamed frontier.

By Jacci Ingham. © 2008

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Guest Donna Jean

My goodness, Jacci...that's really wonderful. You took me right into your exotic land

and I had a smile a mile wide as I read it :) I've been to your country years ago (Sydney) but, I didn't get to experience the land you describe so hauntingly...I must say that was totally awe inspiring!

Thanks for sharing.......


Donna Jean

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Guest RainBird

Aww thank you Donna! :)

I absolutely love bush poetry, it is such a release from stress to express the heart with literature and escape the suburban jungles of society :)

Country girl for life! :D


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Guest Amanda L Richards

Hi Rainbird,(Jacci)

I read your poem and even though I have never been to you Australia, I was gently reminded of the times I had when I was younger and in the countryside of where I am.

Your poem was very clear, I could see these things you were describing, at the same time feeling the familiarity of myown experiences as well.

I too felt like a country girl. Thank you for reminding me of the wonderful peace that can be had deeply felt in the heart when one communes with nature.

It was so beautiful.

Amanda LR

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Guest Elizabeth K

Good stuff! ;)

I love the poetic mood - sends me away. :D


Jacci - in an earlier post you wondered if you would ever pass.. I am confused - you are MTF, correct? Your photo - you look so feminine dear - what are you saying? We should all be so lucky... augggggh :P

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Well to say it took me back to my all too short stay in Australia. the mention of the moody skies and the forest reminded me of my trip over the rainforest at Kuranda (Probably mispelled, but you should be able to figure it out) and the incredible sights from that tramway.

Thank you, it has brightened my day.

Love ya,


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Guest Naomi Loen


what a great snapshot

makes me want to travel

I like how you switch the sensory images up, it's effective


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