Hugged by the sun, kissed 

by its rays, warmed to the core.

Summer welcomes us.


Haiku #145


Welcome to the Australian Capital Territory

Summer:- Cronulla,
Mollymook and Canberra,
Wentworth Falls, Melbourne.

Road trips on cold long-
Distance buses, just to catch
A glimpse of Sydney.

From the rolling greens
Of rain-soaked Berri, and sheep
Paddocks through the Great

Dividing Range, to
The open South Coast blue, the
Tall poplars along

The road to Canb’rra,
The fragrant bushland of the
Blue Mountains, and the

Trams of Melbourne.  I
Love my sunburnt country, come
Fire, drought, flooding rains.