Simply Poetry

The Houseboat

An unforgettable experience

Exploring Β 

the Riverina region

adventures in fishing

scenic river trip

stopping by

walking tracks

to view

spectacular cataract falls.


A picnic lunch

by the falls, refreshing

then to the caves

the amazing formation

of stalactites and stalagmites

the glow worms

an impression of

all eyes on you!


Further on

in the bush

wild koalas


gum leaves

high up the eucalyptus trees

the kookaburra was there

in the limelight

the king of the bush!


Back to the houseboat

after an exciting

day of adventure


the setting sun


on the river

the silhouette


to capture.


Stars gazing into the night

tranquil silence

a light breeze

the gentle river


all is still


the night

of bright tomorrows …


Comments on: "The Houseboat" (38)

  1. So very beautiful, Iris! Sounds like a perfect day – in harmony with nature! πŸ˜„πŸ’•πŸ¨

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    • Many thanks, Sarah. Delighted you captured this adventure and yes, taking in the beauty of the Australian fauna and flora! 🐨 πŸ‘€ 🐿 🍁 🌲 It really was such an exciting trip out with nature and discovering the picturesque country and landscape! As an artist and photographer you would enjoy this, Sarah! Appreciate your lovely words and taking time to comment… πŸ˜ƒ πŸ’ž 🌻 Have a great weekend! 🌹 🌺 πŸ˜€

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  2. Sounds perfectly enchanting, Iris! You’ve captured the beauty surrounding your adventure so perfectly, I can wander in those caves and see the gorgeous sunset. Bon Voyage! xo

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  3. Wild koalas and kookaburra, caves and starlight. Sounds like the perfect adventure. πŸ™‚

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  4. A bright day with a bright tomorrow. It doesn’t get better than that, Iris. Truly wonderful poem.

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  5. Wow, Iris, that sounds like so much fun! πŸ™‚

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  6. This truly sounds like a perfect get-away, communing with nature, captivated by its beauty!

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    • Yes, it is a great opportunity… for a getaway! A group of us took time out after the hectic but challenging conference… so glad to fit this short trip in! Thanks so much for your interest, Lana. 🌳 🐨 πŸ˜ƒ

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  7. Ahhh! That sounds like the perfect day. I love how it sets the tone for even brighter, more perfect tomorrows. 😊

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  8. Love your poetic account of your day. πŸ™‚

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  9. Hey Iris .. love your houseboat poetry … such fun! And Australia is such a great place to do it!

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    • Hi Julie, it is just so wonderful to enjoy this short getaway! You are right, Australia is such a great country with so much to offer in the way of natural beauty and rugged landscapes… interesting contrasts. Thanks so much for your lovely comment, glad to have you join in! 🐨 🌲 ✨ πŸ˜€

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  10. I do love your poem Iris, so strong and colourful giving me a feel of these
    warmer climate with bright flowers and birds.
    Even giving space for the koala and kookaburra.

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    • Thank you for your lovely reflection, Miriam. It is really wonderful to know when readers enjoy my poetry! I do appreciate this feedback and delighted to share this poem. Have a lovely week! πŸ™‚


  11. I enjoyed how you set this out and it took me on the journey with you, really great.

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  12. So beautiful Iris, I love your poem!!!

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  13. Sounds just perfect. πŸ™‚

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