JUNE 14 2010 : Beware of a white Spaniard and of a swarthy Englishman. Dutch.

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Judith Wright

EGRETS.

Once as I travelled through a quiet evening,
I saw a pool, jet-black and mirror-still.
Beyond, the slender paperbarks stood crowding;
each on its own white image looked its fill,
and nothing moved but thirty egrets wading –
thirty egrets in a quiet evening.
Once in a lifetime, lovely past believing,
your lucky eyes may light on such a pool.
As though for many years I had been waiting,
I watched in silence, till my heart was full
of clear dark water, and white trees unmoving,
and, whiter yet, those thirty egrets wading.

http://oldpoetry.com/opoem/54174-Judith-Wright-Egrets

foto – egret in front paddock raleigh 2010

JUNE 12 2010: The sweetness of Forbidden Fruits Is not, alas ! for such as me.

Perverted proverbs; a manual of immorals for the many

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Jen Jewel Brown

we are glorious as honey eaters looping to our high nests
   above the river with a belled sky overhead

http://www.thylazine.org/thyla12/jjb.html

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SITES ABOUT GREVILLEA AND HONEYEATERS

http://www.australian-information-stories.com/australian-birds.html

http://www.abc.net.au/rn/360/stories/2010/2898692.htm

http://ahazymoon.blogspot.com/2009/09/grevillea.html

JUNE 9 2010 : A WINTER night, a woman’s mind, and a laird’s purpose often change.

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In summer time be cheerful, chaste, | And early out of bed ; In winter be well capped, well shod, | And well on porridge fed.

Proverbs, proverbial expressions, and popular rhymes of Scotland

 

foto – wee bird feeding on flowers in the front garden at raleigh 2010

JUNE 7 2010: Perhaps your cow may come to my fold yet. Gaelic.

Proverbs, proverbial expressions, and popular rhymes of Scotland

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The Raggedy Man

O the Raggedy Man! He works fer Pa;
    An’ he’s the goodest man ever you saw!
    He comes to our house every day,
    An’ waters the horses, an’ feeds ’em hay;
    An’ he opens the shed — an’ we all ist laugh
    When he drives out our little old wobblely calf.

James Whitcomb Riley: 1849-1916

http://oldpoetry.com/opoem/3631-James-Whitcomb-Riley-The-Raggedy-Man

foto – the old shed beside the old silo at raleigh nsw

JUNE 6 2010: I HAD a little sister, they called her Peep-Peep, She waded the waters so deep, deep, deep. She climbed up the mountains so high, high, high. And, poor little thing, she had but one eye.

Refers to a star. — Chambers.

Proverbs, proverbial expressions, and popular rhymes of Scotland

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Evening colours linger on mountain paths.
Out beyond this study perched over River Gate,
At the cliff’s edge, frail clouds stay
All night. Among waves, a lone, shuddering
Moon.

Du Fu:  712-770

http://oldpoetry.com/opoem/663-Du-Fu-Overnight-At-The-Riverside-Tower

foto –the dorrigo ranges from raleigh nsw

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