5 milky smooth haiku


smooth and still

no milk from this cow 


  1. 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



cows grazing

milking has finished

smooth evening

2.  A beautiful Autumn sunset in the far West of Victoria near Yambuk.


smooth water

strawberry milkshake 

pink sunset

        3. Port Phillip Bay turns on another fascinating sunset for those who    appreciate it.


smooth singer 

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/

golden farewell



last burst of sunlight

warmth of the day says goodbye

golden memories

A beautiful rural sunset at Yambuk near Port Fairy in Victoria’s Western District.  This area is amongst  the oldest European farming land in Victoria near Portland where the Hentys and Dutton from Tasmania began permanent farming in the early 1830’s. Before the farming after 1830, sealing and whaling was a dominant practice from bases of European settlement in Sydney and Van Diemans Land, (Tasmania) along this rugged coast from the late 1790’s. Ironically just down the road from Yambuk is Lake Condah where the Indigenous Gunditjmara people had practiced the aquaculture farming of eels in permanent stone traps for thousands of years. They also lived in a permanent community of stone building. European behaviour, settlement and farming quickly displaced the Gunditjmara people. However their descendants have maintained the culture and the foundations of the aquaculture farming remain for potential development.