Monday, January 14, 2013

Drought is what many farmers face in Australia, Then they have the good years. As a retired farmer's wife, I know Drought very well.

Green and lush
Were the pastures
That spring
when it rained and rained
and the washing wouldn't dry
and the children squabbled
and fought in the house. 

This year the country
Is bare earth.
Wind erodes
Sending dust storms
eddying drunkenly across paddocks. 

The children want to
Dance inside of them. 

The dust comes on a face today
The day the trucks took
The last of the sheep.
Buy a print copy of The Battle of Boodicuttup Creek from
Suitable for children 7-11. Leanna, Mitch and Shane try to save a creek from the developers for the water birds.




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