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From Far And Wide

Celebrating the Arts

as artistes gather

together

bringing dance, music, drama

in this creative

festival

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Indigenous group

Aboriginal

the haunting

sounds of the

didgeridoo echoing

their tribal dance.

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Street opera

soprano, tenor

Japanese interpretation

Romeo and Juliet

ethnic setting

duet song and dance

contemporary concept.

~

Puppetry

clever manipulation

“wayang kulit”

shadow play

Malaysian artistes

Cultural story-telling

~

Modern comedy drama

young people

Actors studio

performing

experimental theatre

three act play

“Bitter Sweet”

~

The creative arts

in performing or expressive

art shows

poetry readings

ballet dancing

continue to impress

boundless creativity

breaking cultural barriers

for living arts!

The Houseboat

An unforgettable experience

Exploring  

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

munching

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

watching

the setting sun

reflecting

on the river

the silhouette

picturesque

to capture.

~

Stars gazing into the night

tranquil silence

a light breeze

the gentle river

flows

all is still

through

the night

of bright tomorrows …

Let’s Go Alfresco

Iris@poetsmith

To the trattoria

by the river

the harbour’s

bustling nightlife

restaurants galore

cosmopolitan cuisine

~

Just sipping

a café latte

or savouring

a wood oven pizza

watching

the world go by!

~

Across the harbour

the bridge

brightly lighted up

and the view

of the magnificent

Opera House

catches the eye!!!

~

The summer night

full of life

starry sky

moonlit

reflections on the river

lovers stroll

holding hands

dreams are made of this.

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Rainforest Canopy

Sunlight shimmered

across rippling waters

The towering redwood trees

by the mountain lake

Small but cosy cabins

Nature hikes

Picnic by the falls

or a swim

Picturesque views of

the Yarra Valley

Campsites nestled amongst

the rainforest reserve

Beautiful variety of wildlife

birds and trees, native flowers

It’s summer magic!

Glistening In The Rain

Soft morning light

glistening refreshing dewdrops

spring’s seasonal showers

pink boronia gems

chandelier of flora.

On Moonlight Hill

That Red Rose Café

on a high and windy hill

The magical fingers

of the Spanish guitarist

mesmerising diners

captivating hearts

He strummed and he sang

into the night …

and Into the night

the misty moonlight

peering through the window

The world stood still …

A Winter’s Rose

A cherished garden

of roses’ beauty

songbirds whispering

a joyous song

this winter morn.

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Above those trees

birds get together

to chirp about the weather

the warm sunshine of love

my heart with pleasure fills.

On That Night

The haunting sounds

of the didgeridoo*

Stories and folklore

Outback Alice Springs

By the warm campfire

they strummed the ukulele

and played the harmonica

From his soul

he sang

in a deep voice

it echoed

and it echoed

through the night

Cool and crisp

frosty air

under the starry sky.

~

* Australian aboriginal wind instrument

Can You Imagine?

An arid desert

in the outback

with stunning

coloured wildflowers

Miraculous mountains

from the misty sea

sculpt the landscape

spectacular waterfalls

cascading waters of life.

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How glorious

nature’s wonders

creation’s beauty

breathtaking …

sunrises

sunsets

I stand in awe …

Acacia Gold

Under blue skies

twittering birds

around the golden wattle

a charming home

on a hilltop


The Green Green Hills

Winding road

leading to

rich pastoral country town

called Peppermint.

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The bustling crowd

at the market place

chattering and mingling

excitement fills the air.

~

An auction is

about to begin

the auctioneer calls

for attention

silence all at once

the sheep were brought in.

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Market produce

locally grown

fresh succulent vegetables

a variety of fruits

people pick and choose.

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Peppermint green hills

lush and tranquil country

quaint charming cottages

cobbled streets

tree lined avenues

reminiscent of yesteryear.

To The Land …

Up, up and away

to the land of Oz

where the rainbow arches

across the canvas of the sky.

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Skippy the kangaroo

hippity hop in the bush

koalas munching gum leaves

colourful feathered rosellas

flitting from stringybarks to ti-trees

eucalyptus varieties

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Campers fishing

by the meandering river

tents pitched nearby

when day fades to nightfall

a campfire is built

friends merrily sing-along favourites

Love’s old sweet song.

Another Season

Another season in Your creation

Enters the autumn scene

Bright periods of sunshine

And cooler evenings

The warmth of Your love

Towards every living being.

To Flea Or Not To Flea

To market, flea market

in the country

such an exciting

place to be

~

Lots of bric-a-brac

collectibles

antiques

you name it

they’ve got it!

~

People come

from far and wide

weekend market

with variety

stalls.

~

Local and

home grown produce

home made cakes

jams

and honey

~

Families

children and adults alike

browsing

picking up

a bargain

here and there.

~

Interesting down under

culture

buskers

with their instruments

adding to

the fun

for everyone!

 

Autumn Afternoon

 

Warm glowing fire-place,

Brewing hot tea,

Lots of finger food,

At this tea-party,

On a chilly autumn afternoon.

 

 

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