Saturday, 2 January 2016

On Granite Island

In the distance - Victor Harbour; lights
Bring sparkle to warm summer nights
Encounter Bay with rocks is strewn
Remove them, and crabs see the moon!

Norfolk pines stand proudly guard
Above the Bluff – the sky is starred
The Southern Cross shines on us now
How different from our Northern “Plough”!

Causeway in wood to Granite isle
The tram tracks stretch for half a mile
Above the lapping sapphire waves
Where seagulls swoop on sunny days.

After sunset, quiet reigns
In dazzling torchlight our eye strains
To catch a glimpse on burnished rock
Of long-tailed possums caught in shock.

The sandy trail affords fine views
In the brush small penguins snooze
Wildlife in the raw detected
Nature’s little gems protected.

We leave the lee, the rollers crash:
A violent sea, a sudden splash.
The winds, unseen, caress our faces
Australia puts us through our paces!

(c) Poet in the woods 2016


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