Posted in Australia, Seasons/Nature

This week, Melbourne


Mother must think its winter

She is heating up the house

Unleashing a wrath of rays

Summer has arrived, Melbourne.


Sweltering in the south land

Stifled within a furnace

Baking in an earth-like kiln

Hell hath arrived in Melbourne.


Beaten by a wall of heat

Weary from restless sleeping

Grouchy from public delays

Melting with you, our Melbourne.


Storming through the urban town

Flashing when things get too low

Igniting country bush lands

It’s a fiery time, Melbourne.


Torture comes in many forms

Extremes go beyond the graph

People are put to the test

It’s a tough week in Melbourne.



Posted in Australia, Christmas

Tinsel In The Sunshine

Little red hats, singlets and shorts

Walking in thongs along the port.

Standing together in candlelight

Caroling with friends into the night.

Raising a glass and spreading cheer

Fingers cling to ice cold beers.

Shrimp skewers sizzle on the grill

Accompanied by sautéed krill.

Southern climes can be a lot to bear

When gathering for an English fare.

Hot roast turkey with all the trimmings

Some veg but lots of stuffing.

Feeling the heat inside and out

That’s what our Christmas is all about.