photo of a country road with the sun behind a wave of clouds overhead

Reining in the clouds,
to scatter them overhead—
the sun brings us shade.


photo of a singlel gumtree on an empty brown valley, on the way from Adelaide to Central Australia

In desolation,
in vastness of highway hum,
grows a steady gum.


photo of the brownish countryside as seen from the car, driving from Adelaide to Auburn, South Australia
South Australian country side

Acres and acres
of barnyard brown stretching out—
welcome to country.

First time

Her crown partly veiled
shyness writ over red face
poppy turns away


lake in the far distance with a large valley in between

Streaks of horizon
far from the maddening crowd