An escape from sanitized Australia
Broad, open roads and dusty heat
To a pearl of magical regalia
Emerald rice fields, dancing feet!
Temples, markets, fragrant food
At festivals of living art
The gentle Balinese exude
A smiling welcome from the heart.
Traditional rhythms rend the air
The island's mood, unique, is caught
Its topicality all share
Its "other worldliness" is sought.
No place on earth can match this isle
Untrodden beaches lie in wait
For those who seek its haunting style
Here's inner peace on Nature's plate.
© Poet in the woods 2015