WINDMILLS

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Mahalia
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WINDMILLS

Post by Mahalia » 14 Nov 2018, 12:23

WINDMILLS ... Maureen Clifford © The #ScribblyBark Poet

There is something so iconic about windmills
- to me they shout Australia every time
although other countries have them on their pastures
they don’t seem to me to be at all sublime.

Out here the clanking mill stands tall and proudly
as beneath its shadow throng the thirsty stock
who rely on its endeavours for their water
which it brings from ‘neath the earth around the clock.

And in a land like ours so dry and thirsty
where water is the lifeblood to quench thirst,
should the old mill cease to turn on outback stations
and the water troughs to dry up - all are cursed.

Yet the workings of the mill are rather simple,
which just goes to prove that often less is more.
And as long as the vanes turn driven by wind power
they will pump the precious water from the bore.

There is something so iconic about windmills
they remind me of pioneers of our land
who stood staunch, with that ANZAC spirit,
fearless and brave, willing to lend a hand.

The Southern Cross to Aussies is iconic,
it shines across our land brightly each night.
What better name to grace a towering windmill?
And to a thirsty man what better sight.
The Scribbly Bark Poet
see some scribbles here - http://scribblybarkpoetry.blogspot.com.au/

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Re: WINDMILLS

Post by lynny » 14 Nov 2018, 22:17

You paint a pleasant picture with your words Mahalia! =D=

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Re: WINDMILLS

Post by Teddy » 15 Nov 2018, 11:39

Thank you for that particular poem Mahalia,especially your comment re the Southern Cross, how I missed it when I lived in the UK! :text-thankyou:

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Re: WINDMILLS

Post by Mahalia » 20 Nov 2018, 12:19

Thank you Teddy and Lynny - pleased you enjoyed it :text-thankyou:
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see some scribbles here - http://scribblybarkpoetry.blogspot.com.au/

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