Monday, 27 January 2014


They close the schools when it’s too hot
At over 40 - teaching has to stop
The whole week we’re on red alert
High winds are forecast and can hurt

The pasture land and country towns
When burning embers float around
A chance spark or a lightning flash
And bush fires make a front page splash.

Perpetual sun – an Aussie trend
But holidays come to an end
This week the schools start their new year
But in this heat – who will be there?

(c) Poet in the woods 2014

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