Tuesday, 20 January 2015

After Bali

After Bali, Adelaide awaits
"Selamat Pagi" to "G'day, Mates"!
Lost - the lilting Bali voices
The Western lifestyle means new choices.

The heat is dry, the bush fires doused
The headlines speak of victims housed
In temporary accommodation
In this "pick up the pieces" nation.

Domestic violence makes the news;
At the "Tour Down Under" crowds enthuse
The cyclists pass through Cudlee Creek
Where blackened tree stumps line the street.

In Australia - trying to be Zen
Seems an art lost way back when
So I salute the gentle Balinese
Who discern the wood from nature's trees...

(c) Poet in the woods 2015

TDU 2015: 20-25th January

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