smooth and still
no milk from this cow
- This cast statue of a cow guards the entrance to the Black Rock veterinary surgery. There is not much call on bovine healing skills in suburban bayside Melbourne
milking has finished
2. A beautiful Autumn sunset in the far West of Victoria near Yambuk.
3. Port Phillip Bay turns on another fascinating sunset for those who appreciate it.
milking the marrow
from a bone
4. A young magpie enjoys what is left of Charlie”s bone
bright young bird
feathers like milk froth
down so smooth
5. A fledgling Black Faced Cuckoo Shrike calls for its parents.
This is my contribution to RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge 84 Milk&Smooth. To explore creative haiku from an international array of poets visit https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2016/02/15/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-84-milksmooth/
day is night
magpies sweetly sing
day after day
sing to me
as daylight departs
Three haiku this week for RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge 76 Sing&Day. Visit this wonderful site for creative haiku poets sharing their poetry at https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/category/haiku-prompt-challenge/
- As we entered Hamer Hall at the Victorian Arts centre for a concert to hear Gurrumul I snapped this advertisement with my I Phone. Gurrumul is one of the most amazing contemporary voices in Australian music. Take time to visit his website and learn more at http://skinnyfishmusic.com.au/artist/gurrumul/ He has been blind since birth and is the most adept of musicians and singers, not letting anything stop his creativity. Jill and I were honoured to be invited to participate in an official video to launch his latest album. https://www.google.com.au/search?q=jesu+on+youtube&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&gws_rd=cr&ei=DEh6Vt-nL6fhmAXLgKDYBA#q=+gurrumul+jesu+on+youtube Can you spot us?
- This is one of our magpies who regularly call in the morning from our liquid amber at sunrise. If you wish to hear this beautiful sound click on https://www.google.com.au/search?q=magpie+singing&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&gws_rd=cr&ei=WEp6Vt-BLcb2mQWe6onoBg
- Two black swans whispering sweet sounds , (singing very quietly ) to each other last night as the sun went down in a blaze across Port Phillip Bay.
young lovers are relaxing
garden for all occasions
The Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne provide a wide range of photographic experiences. Writers and poets discover there are always opportunities for creative challenge. However most people visit to appreciate the wonderful examples of botany from Australia and the world or simply relax. Every day is different in these gardens as nature, climate and humanity mix and merge with a variety of smells, sounds and sights.